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If you're planning to go downtown this weekend, be warned that it's likely to be a traffic nightmare. You might want to drive to the nearest transit station and leave your car there.

Central Baltimore will be in the grips of a triple whammy of traffic nightmaress. First, starting tomorrow, much of Lombard Street will close for a  resurfacfing project. Then there's Artscape, which willl close streets and generally tie up traffic Friday through Sunday in the Mount Royal-University of Baltimore area. Meanwhile, downtown will host a conference known as Otakon, whose participants dress up in comic-inspired costumes and wander the streets inspiring rear-end collisions as drivers become distracted.

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The Downtown Partnership has spelled out the gory details of street closings below. But rather than trying to negotiate around  the closings, you might want to consider taking Maryland Transit Administration  light rail, Metro subway or even a city bus.

Here's the Downtown Partnership news release:

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