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Roads in West and Center of Moscow Closed During Torch Relay

Delays are to be expected until the torch relay finishes on Tuesday. Igor Tabakov

Motorists might be better off leaving their cars at home on Monday and Tuesday with road closures and delays expected in central and western Moscow due to the Winter Olympic torch relay being held, the traffic police department said.

Traffic will be restricted on Yakimanskaya Naberezhnaya and Kadashevskaya Naberezhnaya from late Sunday, while the main roads around Vorobyovy Gory will be subject to delays from 7:30 a.m. on Monday.

Roads around the strelka will be seriously affected, with lanes on the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge closed from 11:30 a.m. The north of the embankment from Kremlyovskaya Naberezhnaya to Krutitskaya Naberezhnaya will be closed around midday.

Then, from 12:20 p.m. streets on the south side of the embankment from Shlyuzovaya Naberezhnaya as far as Bolotnaya Ploshchad will be closed.

Roads in the vicinity of Moscow State University, namely Lomonosovsky Prospekt, Universitetsky Prospekt to Ulitsa Kosygina, will be closed from 4 p.m.

Normal service will be resumed as soon as the torch relay finishes on Tuesday.

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