No 100-year traffic jam. No car-to-car shootings. Not even a report of roadkill. In fact, unless you were under a Prius all weekend, you know that the 405 closure ended early -- at about noon Sunday -- instead of abutting the Monday morning rush, as expected.
Good news, really. But was all the fear-mongering necessary? Here are the 5 reasons Carmageddon didn't materialize:
-Mid-July is high season for Westside vacationers. Everyone was in San Diego (and not on the San Diego Freeway).
-The weekend is when Westsiders give their Priuses a break in order to dust off their economical Porsches for cruises up the PCH.
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-The West L.A. Whole Foods was closed for renovation.
-Charlie Sheen is no longer having porn parties at his Mulholland Drive pad, thus taking most adult-related traffic out of the equation.
-Westsiders would rather spend a weekend in purgatory than go to the Valley (actually those are really the same thing).