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Rose Parade Traffic: Freeway Ramps Closed

Take heed of these ramp closures before you hit area freeways before and during the 2013 Rose Parade.

Tuesday's 124th Rose Parade will result in the closure of ramps serving three Pasadena-area freeways.

The closures will be in effect beginning Monday night and continuing through New Year's Day, according to Caltrans.

The eastbound Orange Grove Boulevard off-ramp of the Ventura (134) Freeway will be closed from 8 p.m. Monday until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The westbound on-ramp will close from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The eastbound San Gabriel Boulevard off-ramp of the Foothill (210) Freeway will be closed from 8 p.m. Monday until 4 p.m. Tuesday. The westbound Sierra Madre Boulevard off-ramp will close between 8 p.m. Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday.

On the Long Beach (710) Freeway, the southbound off-ramp at Del Mar Boulevard will close from 9 p.m. Monday until 11 a.m. Tuesday, while the northbound Del Mar Boulevard and California Boulevard on-ramps will close between 6 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday.

"Caltrans' top priority is the safety of both motorists and parade attendees," the agency's Kelly Markham told City News Service. "These closures are an effective means for us to achieve these goals."

- City News Service

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