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July 21, 2011, 4:45 p.m.
A lone police car is parked on a desolate Interstate 405 on July 16.

Photo: ZUMA Press

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Carmageddon disappoints

A lone police car is parked on a desolate Interstate 405 in Los Angeles, Calif., on July 16. Considered one of the busiest freeways in Southern California, I-405 was closed to traffic last weekend for the demolition of the Mulholland Drive bridge.

With travelers strongly encouraged to stay home or use alternate routes, the predicted "Carmageddon" traffic failed to appear, and contruction crews actually finished early.