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(LOS ANGELES) — What happens when you put a presidential motorcade in the most congested city in America?

“Obamajam,” as it’s dubbed by local media, the semi-annual traffic phenomenon that ensnares traffic-heavy Los Angeles when President Obama and his motorcade comes to town.

President Obama will arrive in the Los Angeles area Thursday evening for a taping of the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” — which will air Friday — and a slew of Democratic Party fundraisers.

In preparation, the Los Angeles Police Department sent out an advisory on road closings around town.

#LAPD: #POTUS will be visiting #LosAngeles February 11th & 12th. Anticipate traffic delays in the following areas: pic.twitter.com/JNsOjvXbWy

— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) February 11, 2016

Los Angeles is the most congested city in America, and the tenth most congested in the world, according to a 2015 index from TomTom, a company that produces navigation and mapping devices.

After he makes his way through Los Angeles, President Obama will then head to Rancho Mirage and the Sunnylands estate for a summit of Asian leaders.

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