Carmageddon Angst: There’s an App For That

Whether you're driving or looking for a social event, there is probably an app to suit you.

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    Steer clear of Carmageddon with these smart phone apps. (Published Friday, July 15, 2011)

    Can't avoid driving during Carmageddon but want to avoid traffic as much as possible? Don't worry, there's an app for that.

    For everything you need to know during the 405 closure, visit the Carmageddon Toolkit.

    Carmageddon Goes Social

    [LA] Carmageddon Goes Social

    For social users, Carmageddon is a chance to create community and find deals for the stay-at-home weekend. (Published Friday, July 15, 2011)

    From traffic alerts to local fan pages, social media has the antidote for your Carmageddon road rage.

    Apps like SigAlert and Beat the Traffic allow users to see exactly where the high traffic areas are while they are driving--hands free please!

    You can also visit Facebook groups, like the 405Project, or check out the Twitter hashtag #405LA before you head out to get the latest updates on backups.

    Of course, if you just want to find a cool place to hang out and avoid all the gridlocked madness, you can head over to and check out all kinds of different events and establishment.

    Below is a list of all the apps and social media websites you will need during Carmageddon:

    Beat The Traffic:
    LA Traffic (iPhone):
    LA Traffic (Android):
    CA Traffic Report:
    Traffic Cams (Android):

    Facebook Groups/Pages:


    Websites for deals/info:

    JetBlue Deal:
    Helicopter Tours: buses:

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