Jamzilla starts causing traffic headaches on the 10 Freeway

Jamzilla: The northbound 405 freeway will be closed between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard on Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 14 to 18.
Jamzilla: The northbound 405 freeway will be closed between Getty Center Drive and Ventura Boulevard on Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 14 to 18. L.A. County

"Jamzilla" was slow make an impact Saturday morning, but my late morning it had started jamming up the 10 Freeway, according to a local wire service.

The northbound 405 Freeway is squeezed down to just two lanes between the Getty Center and Ventura over Presidents' Day weekend. Ramps onto the northbound 405 Freeway were closed from either direction of the 10 Freeway in West Los Angeles, prompting some delay as unexpecting motorists swerved or braked in confusion, according to a local wire service.

Six miles to the north, the closure of three of the five northbound lanes of the 405 Freeway backed up traffic to Wilshire Boulevard, the wire service reports -- about two miles. Between the 10 Freeway and Wilshire Boulevard, both directions of the 405 were flowing freely and were lightly travelled.

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Traffic was moving smoothly Saturday morning. after lanes and ramps closed Friday night, NBC4's Reggie Kumar told KPCC on Saturday morning. Metro officials said they hoped that people were heeding the warnings from officials and staying away.

Officials are shooting to finish construction by Tuesday morning at 6 a.m., so traffic could be heavy as people try to get to work early that morning, as well as for travelers returning from the long weekend on Monday afternoon.

With contributions by KPCC staff

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