Traffic Moving Easily Through LA, Despite Fears

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has so far avoided the feared “Carmageddon” of epic traffic jams from the shutdown of a key freeway, but authorities have had to stop people from trying to get onto the closed section of road.

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California Highway Patrol Officer Charmaine Fajardo says a 74-year-old man was arrested Saturday for jogging in the 10-mile segment of Interstate 405 after police told him he couldn’t do so.

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Fajardo says a suspected drunken driver was arrested after going around barricades, and one or more bicyclists also were intercepted. She says she’s still trying to pin down details of the cycling incident, but officers now have orders to arrest anyone trying to enter the shuttered freeway.

The 405 segment is closed for 53 hours so crews can partially demolish a bridge.

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  • mike

    Traffic Moving Easily Through LA, Despite Fears–fears created by the media to get ratings and thus$$$–shameless plugs as they say in the business. What next chicken little??

  • b

    How is it that 12 of the 9/11 terrorists could live for 2 weeks just 2 miles from NSA head quarters in Maryland.
    This after several of them had taken flight simulator lessons on Jumbo jet trainers and several of them where on State department terror watch lists.
    There is evidence that employees from DoD, CIA and DOJ accepted bribes from Al Quida.
    If DoJ and DoD employees where more concerned with doing their jobs than enriching themselves by stealing from suspects and taking bribes, then there might have been more a chance that 9/11 had never happened.

  • tracker

    They are cleaning up now and it’s only 3:PM Saturday? Why not just take the whole bridge down instead of doing the job twice as you have all this extra time left?

  • Doug

    This reminds me of the ’84 Olympics. Everyone was afraid the city would be gridlocked, but it was the least traffic we’d had in years. When people know trouble is coming they get out of the way.

  • Hollywood Reporter

    “Carmageddon” is a joke blown way out of proportion by the news media and Mayot Tony Viagra. God help these lemings when the big earthquake hits Southern California. Adapt to the situation, know your limitations and survive.

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