The City of Angels is on edge as the hours tick off until “Carmageddon” — the shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of one of the busiest highways in the United States, on one of the city’s busiest summer weekends.
Will it bring traffic to a standstill like a scene out of a summer disaster movie? Or fail to come to pass, like other apocalypse predictions?
Everyone will find out soon enough as authorities prepare to close Interstate 405 for 53 hours beginning Friday night. Around the afternoon rush hour, the city will activate its emergency operation center before highway officers begin blocking access to on- and off-ramps. Then they’ll close freeway lanes one by one until they reach a full shutdown by midnight.
Source: Daisy Nguyen and John Rogers for the Associated Press.