President Obama’s Motorcade Causes Traffic Nightmare

By On March 13, 2015

Motorcades transporting President Barack Obama and wife Michelle drove through Burbank yesterday causing some people temporary headaches during their passage.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

In the morning hours Michelle Obama landed at Bob Hope Airport and departed with a motorcade heading south to Warner Brothers Studio at the home of the Ellen DeGeneres Show. There were only a few vehicles involved in this motorcade and didn’t cause many delays.

Meanwhile, President Obama landed at Bob Hope Airport with three Osprey helicopters along with the White House Press Crew at approximately 4:10 p.m. That was followed by Marine 1 & 2 carrying the President.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Once the President was on the ground his motorcade exited the airport at Winona Avenue and Hollywood Way and headed northbound toward Glenoaks with more than two dozen support vehicles proceeding and following the President.

Twitter lit up when people attempted to exit the I-5 at Hollywood Way and were stuck on the off ramps for over 30 minutes. People couldn’t figure why they were not warned before entering the exits.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police issued several warnings to the public on the day of and the day  before that traffic was going to be disrupted in the afternoon because of the President’s arrival.

They provided locations of streets that would be closed from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. when the motorcade was going to be on the Burbank streets. The freeway on and off ramps are normally controlled by California Highway Patrol, who were occupied leading the Presidential escort.

The President proceeded through Burbank without any delays via Hollywood Way to Glenoaks then out to the 170 Freeway to his final destination at the Jimmy Kimmel Show in Hollywood.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)