LAPD Enlists Celebrities To ‘Tweet’ About 405 Shutdown

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The Los Angeles Police Department hopes some serious star power will help save the day, or rather the entire weekend, when the 405 Freeway shuts down in two weeks.

The department is asking celebrities such as Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Ashton Kutcher to inform their umpteen million followers that the freeway will be shut down from Interstate 10 to the 101 Freeway starting July 16.

“The whole idea is just to re-message the theme of avoiding the 405 area and that it’s going to be a mess if people don’t stay away,” Lt. Andy Neiman, an LAPD spokesman, told the Los Angeles Times. “The other message is to take advantage of this weekend to shop, meet some neighbors you never met before, finish that home improvement project you never got around to finishing or have a block party.”

While star power may be able to help some drivers avoid the chaos on the road, workers and business owners are concerned about the unprecedented shut down.

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Comments

One Comment

  1. Onefineham says:

    That’s some pretty innovative thinking!

    1. Saber 1 says:

      I hope it doesn’t open until Wednesday morning. Every one acts if though this is so tragic.

  2. Regg says:

    Because we only listen if “famous” people tell us to.

    1. silvia says:

      agreed 100%…….ridiculous.

    2. Bobby says:

      this is so stupid. cal trans has been jacking off for ever on this freeway thing, close it down blow up the bridge and move on, its the weekend anyway, so who cares.

  3. Regg says:

    …..Am I the only person that notices something is terribly wrong here?

  4. KeithS says:

    So sad to know that not only do we have a society no longer reading newspapers but also no longer watching TV news either. Pretty soon, we will see a true-life Forest Gump where a person’s sole knowledge of the world will be based on the philosophy of Lady Gaga tweets.

  5. seriously says:

    Wow!! What a joke!! Like I would ever listen to a women that’s only famous for doing a porno.. the LAPD can’t be serious..

  6. ILA says:

    WOW why didn’t I think of doing this?!?!
    “The other message is to take advantage of this weekend to shop, meet some neighbors you never met before, finish that home improvement project you never got around to finishing or have a block party.”
    LAPD.. you guys are so smart.. thank you!

  7. Marty says:

    This message is for the gang bangers in the valley: Don’t rob a liquor store on the west side and expect to use the 405 to get home on this weekend.

  8. Phillip Kent Knight says:

    Will there be aerial coverage of the chp shutting down the freeway?

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