David's entire trip from Culver City to Agoura Hills took 39 minutes, when it usually takes at least an hour.
Take that, Carmageddon!
I'm coming up to Kanan. This has got to be the best time I've made at this time of day...or ever. I'm almost home. That was easy! See, I'm always right about these things.
Well, honey, you were right. Let's hope the rest of the weekend stays that way.
I'm at Parkway Calabasas. I'm noticing that eastbound, the traffic is also very light. Right now I'm heading down the hill towards Las Virgenes, and I'm traveling in an empty pocket. There is no one on either side of me.
I'm coming up to Tampa. I should make it home at 6:45 p.m. That's gotta be the quickest time I've ever made. We should have carmageddon every day! Hope dinner's waiting for me.
Do you think it's moving so fast because people left work early or didn't bother to go in today?
All I can say is a lot of people didn't come into my work today, so probably people are just staying home.
I'm now merging onto the 101 north, which is usually backed up. It is wide open. I have to slow down, 'cause I'm moving so fast. See, I was right, honey. I'm making great time at 65 miles per hour.
OK, you're not home yet!
OK, the traffic board says 18 minutes to the 118. There's an accident just before Skirball, but now that I've passed it, it's opening up. I'm coming up to Mulholland. It was the accident that's slowing down traffic.
I'm moving really slowly by the construction site. I see three helicopters overhead. Right now I'm coming up to Skirball.
I am now in the thick of the construction area. We've slowed down to 10 miles per hour. But I'm a lot further than I'd normally be at this time. The road has been narrowed down to five lanes.
Where the 405 merges with the 10, it's moving quickly at full speed. Coming up to Sunset, and it's moving fast, also. So far, so good.
I'm leaving the Culver on-ramp, and the 405 is wide open. I'm staying with the 405, because Sigalert says that the connector to PCH is red. I'm going 65 miles an hour. Normally it's backed up.
David is now leaving his office at the Sony lot in Culver City. Let's see how long it takes for him to arrive home in Agoura Hills. He will stay on the phone with me during the entire trip. (Note: His comments will be in italics)
I just checked Sigalert and the 405 is either green or yellow. Looks good so far.
My husband, David, insists "Carmageddon" is all hype and believes that the roads will be empty throughout the weekend. "I'm telling you, it'll be just like Y2K or the 1984 Olympics," he's been saying. "All a big nothing."
Well, we shall see. He plans on leaving the Sony lot, where he works, at 6 p.m. He will check Sigalert before leaving to find out the traffic status, but intends to start out on the 405 Freeway back to Agoura.
If the 405 is moving, he will stay on that route. If not, he will take the 10 west to Pacific Coast Highway and head home via Malibu Canyon Road.
Throughout the evening, we will update his route and progress through regular phone calls and find out if the "hype" is right, or he is. Stay tuned.