Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Traffic will be a mess Thursday afternoon in the Southland as President Barack Obama comes to town for a pair of fundraisers.

The President is scheduled to land at LAX at 2:20 p.m., just in time to snarl the evening rush hour.

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Obama is expected to attend a pair of Democratic National Committee fundraisers — a roundtable discussion hosted by producer/director Chuck Lorre in Pacific Palisades and a reception/dinner at the Beverly Hills home of filmmaker Tyler Perry.

Although specific details about the president’s travel plans are never released, motorists in the West Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades and Beverly Hills areas can likely expect sporadic road closures as the president’s motorcade moves through the area. Obama typically gets to and from the airport via helicopter, but is still driven on city streets to reach his ultimate destination.

The president’s departure on Friday won’t end the traffic issues. Some additional disruptions will likely be caused that day thanks to presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who will also be in town for a series of fundraisers.

— Staff and wire reports

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