Today was the first time I’d seen this video of Thanksgiving traffic on “the 405” in Los Angeles. (I’ve never lived anyplace where people preface a highway number with “the.” Me and mine would say “I-405.”) Traffic like this would be reason enough to stay away from LA, even if there weren’t fires, landslides, droughts, and of course, earthquakes.
Interestingly, Denver news has reported in the last few days that people are actually moving away from here because of the traffic. And ours can’t hold a candle to Los Angeles. (Skyrocketing housing prices aren’t helping either. But still … )
The sad thing to note here is that yesterday, due to wildfires right in the LA area, “the 405” was completely shut down. No traffic at all in either direction. Completely empty:
No, I would never consider living in Los Angeles, but I hope everyone who does live there stays safe during these unprecendented fires.