Brian E. Ford
He's rationing his food, protecting it from savage kittens and doing everything he can to survive the weekend.
Row after row of cars idle on the Southern California roadways with nowhere to go. They sit baking on the hot streets like four-wheeled kabobs, causing congestions that winds for miles on end.
Those are just some of the images that Carmageddon conjures up in the minds of Angelenos when they think about the gridlock that could result from the weekend long closure of the 405 Freeway.
For everything you need to know during the 405 closure, visit the Carmageddon Toolkit.
Whether you already made plans to stay home, are having a sleepover with the friend who lives closest to a movie theater so you can walk to see Harry Potter, or have no choice but to take on the gridlocked streets, you will need some survival materials.
Here are suggestions—some serious, some not so—of items you might want to pack just in case you get stuck somewhere for the weekend:
Here are a few ideas from some Facebook fans and Twitter followers:
@Carma_Geddon Not sure that's EVERYTHING you need. What about press-on nails, Heart's albums, & a convertible?
@purplehayz You also need breast augmentation and mukluks (this is LA after all) LOL
Summers McKay Gossip Magazines, Wine, suntan lotion, an iPad and a sparkly pink bikini #STRANDEDINSANTAMONICA #OHDARN
Lesley Clack Earplugs, so I don't have to hear about it anymore
Any Other Suggestions?