29_35x90 knx_35x90
KNX Special Report: Ready or Not: Why You're Not Ready for Disaster | Listen Live | Donate Blood | Questions about disaster insurance? Tweet #KNXready and hear answers during KNX Business Hour starting at 1 p.m. on 9/18

Local

CHP: ‘Zero Tolerance’ For Locals Planning To Fool Around During ‘Carmageddon 2’

View Comments
Photo Galleries

SEPULVEDA PASS (CBSLA.com) — The California Highway Patrol said there will be zero tolerance for locals who try to fool around on the 405 freeway in the Sepulveda Pass during this weekend’s 53-hour closure.

The CHP released a “Carmageddon II” Public Service Announcement that reminded residents the 405 freeway between the 10 and the 101 is strictly off-limits.

“Drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, skateboarders: take note. If you access the closed section of the 405, you will be breaking the law,” said an officer in the video.

Last year, Barry Neely and his friends hopped a fence and had an early morning brunch in the northbound lanes of the 405.

They got away with just a warning.

Local law enforcement said they will have extra patrols this year to make sure something like that doesn’t happen again.

Officials said they will make arrests, if necessary.

According to Metro, 185,000 cars need to stay put starting Saturday for “Carmageddon II” to be a success.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,373 other followers