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Street Closures, Sunshine in the Forecast for Marathon

By Tom Liddy | November 5, 2011 4:11pm

MANHATTAN — Marathoners may be running in the big race Sunday, but motorists will be ones facing the hurdles.

Several streets wil be closed for the ING New York City Marathon on a rolling basis, according to organizers.

In Manhattan, the closures begin with the lower level of the Ed Koch/59th Street Bridge, which shuts down beginning at 7 a.m.

Several spots along First Avenue, from 77th to the Willis Avenue Bridge will be closed starting at 8:45 a.m.

While most of the closed roads are expected to reopen within hours, parts of Central Park's East and West Drives will be closed throughout the day.

For complete details about street closures, please check here.

Forecasters predict sunshine and temeperatures that are expected to rise into the mid-50s, according to AccuWeather.com

But the race will get off to a cool start with a temperature of 41 at 9 a.m., meteorologists say.