LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sequel to Carmageddon has had its midnight premiere, and Los Angeles transportation officials are hoping the weekend proves as successful as last year's first edition.
A 10-mile stretch of one of the world's busiest freeways was shut down early Saturday, and if all goes according to plan it'll stay that way until a bridge is rebuilt before the Monday morning traffic crunch.
For weeks drivers have been warned to stay away from the segment of Interstate 405 that will be shuttered through the Sepulveda Pass on LA' s west side for the entire weekend.
If drivers don't avoid the area, officials warn, a city-wide traffic jam could result.
During a similar closure last year commuters stayed away from the freeway in droves and the shutdown was considered a success.