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End of Days? No, It’s Just “Carmageddon” in Los Angeles

End of Days? No, It’s Just “Carmageddon” in Los Angeles

End of Days? No, It’s Just “Carmageddon” in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, the sense of impending doom in the air and on the news makes it seem like the world will end this weekend.

Not quite, but close enough – 10 miles of the 405 freeway will close for 53 hours from July 15-18. For LA traffic, that’s 53 hours too many to go without a chunk of the city’s main artery, leading Angelinos and the media to dub the event – and potential road nightmare starting midnight on Friday – as “Carmageddon.”

“If you think the 405 is gridlocked during the week, you haven’t seen anything yet,” Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa told the New York Times. “My message is to stay home. Or go on vacation. Walk. Go on a bike. But do not get in your car and go anywhere near the West Side. It’s going to be a mess.”

Many people and places are anticipating that Carmageddon will highly impact their daily lives, including religious activities and religion-related events.

Will Carmageddon affect any of your faith-based activities?

For more information and updates on the 405 closure, visit the official site for the Sepulveda Pass Improvements Project.