Olympic Torch relay on new route

4/9/2008 SAN FRANCISCO

At this point, the torch is headed north on Van Ness toward Aquatic Park, west on Bay Street, under the Golden Gate Bridge and then will board a shuttle headed for Justin Herman Plaza for the closing ceremony.

LIVE VIDEO: Watch LIVE coverage of the torch relay run right now.

Rolling street closures are occuring throughout the city.

The crowd at Justin Herman Plaza has grown considerably since 1 p.m. That's probably because protesters learned the torch was not going to be along the Embarcadero. But ABC7's Vic Lee reports the crowd is peaceful.

For a period of time, the whereabouts of the torch were unknown although former Mayor Willie Brown told ABC7 News that it was on a bus in the city.

The torch route was significantly cut short this morning from 8 miles to 4 miles. City officials had warned earlier in the week that the route would be subject to change.

Stay with ABC7NEWS.COM for updates on this developing story.

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