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Light traffic in L.A. despite ‘Carmageddon’ predictions

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A Los Angeles freeway shutdown dubbed “Carmageddon” that city leaders have warned about for weeks failed to slow morning traffic in the region on Saturday, but officials remained cautious. The unprecedented weekend shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of the 405 Freeway could, in a worst-case scenario,…

Los Angeles has traffic jitters as “Carmageddon” begins

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles on Friday began closing a crucial freeway, the 405, touching off what officials warn could be a grueling weekend of epic traffic jams that locals have dubbed “Carmageddon.” The unprecedented 53-hour shutdown, expected to delay motorists for hours on alternate routes with ripple effects…