What to Know
- Thursday, Aug. 15
- Deals at 1959 prices were offered all over the LA region.
- Traffic was backed up in Santa Monica where gas prices were at a very affordable 30 cents per gallon.
A promotion for the TV series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,'' offering gas for 30 cents a gallon at a Chevron Station in Santa Monica, snarled traffic Thursday on streets and the nearby westbound Santa Monica Freeway for hours during part of the morning commute.
Police went to Lincoln Boulevard and Michigan Avenue to provide traffic control after motorists flocked to the location, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
By about 10 a.m., the traffic was moving better on the freeway, police said.
Prices were rolled back to the year 1959, as depicted in the series on Amazon Prime Video, at several other businesses around town. Many also saw huge lines Thursday morning, including at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where a one-night stay was being offered for $40.
The promotion was held to celebrate the show's 20 Emmy nominations.
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