Monday, July 18, 2011

Angelenos 1, Carmageddon 0

Carmageddon, which was supposed to destroy Los Angeles from the inside, has come and gone with unexpected success.

After completion of the partial destruction of the Mulholland Drive Bridge, the 405 Freeway was reopened 17 hours ahead of schedule yesterday and there was much rejoicing
One driver in a Hyundai coupe seemed to be relishing his brief roadway freedom, gliding across all four lanes from the center divider to an exit lane and back again.
It didn't take long for things to return to normal. 
Traffic remained light and free-flowing on the northbound 405 Freeway until 4:59 p.m. Sunday, when a collision forced a lane closure, the first post-Carmageddon SigAlert.
That worked so well, let's do it again next year!

Photo: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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