So far, 'Carmageddon' lacks woe
July 16th, 2011
02:53 PM ET

So far, 'Carmageddon' lacks woe

Although the real test of midday traffic was a few hours away, Los Angeles commuters Saturday were either avoiding or successfully navigating roads near a closed stretch of Interstate 405, traffic maps indicated.

But the quiet conditions allowed Metro officials to cancel several late-night trains that were specially added for the weekend, CNN affiliate KTLA reported.

"So far, we're still 'Saturday morning light,' " Mike Miles, the California Department of Transportation's director for Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, said at a morning news conference. "We don't know if that's just because it's Saturday morning or if people were listening to the message" to avoid driving.

"Right now, everything is flowing green," he added about traffic on Los Angeles' highway system.

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  1. Darth Philip Agent Orange

    @Philip: If things are as bad as you say, then you have a moral obligation to do something more that get everyone worked up into a frenzy. If I thought a particular group was murdering your fellow countrymen and you might become a victim then the next logical step is taking action. You and I both know you don't really believe what your saying, because you would be guilty of doing nothing. You're all smoke and mirrors buddy. May God have mercy on your soul.

    July 17, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    We have lots of road construction going on all the time. The orange cones are our state flower.. Why is this national news?

    July 17, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. HRH banasy


    Send in the cones...

    July 17, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. HRH banasy

    Morning, lee! 😉

    July 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hannover

    I love how they stole their term 'Carmageddon' from a series of older PC video games of the same name. Now they're tossing it all over the damn place like they made it up and it turned out to be a big nothing. What losers the media are... Always trying to make noise where there is none.
    The game got way more press as it's plot involved racers running over pedestrians, running cars off the road, etc. to score points in a race. Is that really what they expected??? Idiots. Complete idiots.

    July 28, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Badeley-Bent

    That's top of the hill in Encino just past the Sunset Blvd Exit. heading North. I know that area well. I also know the traffic there. It's pretty amazing that the disruption wasn't more catastrophic! I love L.A..

    July 29, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
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