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The public can expect minor delays and rolling road and parking lot closures periodically on Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate for the 2011 Santa Clarita Marathon. Detours will be provided for major road closures.

McBean Parkway from Magic Mountain Parkway to Valencia Boulevardwill be closed from 5 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Westbound Valencia Boulevard will be detoured via Citrus Avenue to Magic Mountain Parkway from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.

Del Monte Drive and Benito Court will have delays and be closed from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Northbound Tourney Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Magic Mountain at Tourney Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Drivers should expect delays in the Industrial Center on Avenue Scott, Avenue Stanford, Avenue Rockefeller, Anza Drive and Avenue Hopkins from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Newhall Ranch Road will be closed at Avenue Tibbits and McBean Parkway from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and one eastbound lane on Copper Hill Drive at McBean Parkway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Although Estaban Drive will remain open, motorists should use caution and be mindful of marathon runners crossing the street from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The Cinema Parking Structure and Auto Center Drive Entrance at the WestfieldValenciaTown will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate marathon participants. Theater Drive will be closed from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Town Center Drive will be closed from 2 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

The City of Santa Clarita and Parkway Motorcars will host the 2011 Santa Clarita Marathon on Sunday, November 6, 2011. The event is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon and will feature a marathon, half marathon, 5k, Kid K, and Mayor’s Walk.

For more information on the 2011 Santa Clarita Marathon, contact Pat Downing, City Arts and Events Supervisor, at 661-250-3783or visit scmarathon.org.

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