Los Angeles Braces for Carmageddon

Carmageddon on the 405 in Los Angeles
Damian Dovarganes / AP

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
The city has made a concerted effort to warn residents about the closure. "It will be an absolute nightmare," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said at a press conference in June. In this photo, he presses the message at a news conference on July 13, 2011.

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