The Olympic torch is set to pass through the Imperial Valley Monday as it begins the California leg of its journey to Salt Lake City for the Winter Olympic Games.
While the torch will enter the Valley on Interstate 8 at the Arizona state line shortly before 7:30 a.m., the torch will not be run through the Valley.
Instead, it will be driven west on I-8 until it reaches Jacumba in eastern San Diego County.
There the torch relay will start up again for a short time through that community before it is placed back into a vehicle for the journey to San Diego.
A spokeswoman for the Olympic torch relay, based in Salt Lake City, said the torch will be run through California for seven days, a longer period than in any other state.