Carmageddeon Ends; Hollywood Reacts on Twitter
Ryan Seacrest, The Voice's Adam Levine, Marlee Matlin and Criminal Minds co-star Paget Brewster share their thoughts about the early reopening of the 405 freeway -- and the predicted massive traffic jams that never materialized.
With Los Angeles’ Carmageddon officially over -- and not anywhere near as bad as the experts were predicting -- Hollywood took to Twitter on Sunday to express their thoughts about the 405 freeway’s shutdown.
The 405 was previously scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday, but contractors were able to finish 16 hours ahead of schedule. As a result, the freeway began reopening in stages at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. (The 405 had been shut down between the 10 and 101 freeways to tear down part of Mulholland Bridge as part of an effort to widen the freeway; Phase 2 of the project is set for next year.)
After the announcement that it would reopen hours ahead of schedule, many in Hollywood hit Twitter to share their thoughts about the closure and the predictions of massive traffic jams that never failed to materialize.
Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol: “405 will be reopened by 3pm today! ‘LA has turned Carmageddon into Carmaheaven’ - LA County Supervisor”
Adam Levine, Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach: “Carmageddon was intense. Lets all put our heads together so we can start picking up the pieces. #STUPID”
Paget Brewster, co-star of Criminal Minds: “So in the end, it wasn't Carmageddon. More like Cardashian. A whole lotta hype but nothing real happened...”
Marlee Matlin, actress, former Dancing With the Stars contestant and Celebrity Apprentice runner-up: “#Carmageddon is over. The 405 is open. Now if only Congress could work this fast. But I'm not holding my breath.”
Jason Pollock, writer-director-producer (The Youngest Candidate): “Reports are now saying that #Carmageddon is over but I don't believe it! I'm staying down in this bunker a few more days."
Ethan Suplee, former co-star on My Name Is Earl: “The construction is done, the 405 fwy is open and the traffic in LA has gone back to being terrible. Carmageddon, can't wait for the redux!"
Andy Harris, producer for Premiere Radio Networks: "Glad "Carmageddon's over. Not because of the traffic, but because I felt like an idiot not knowing how many G's and D's are in #carmageddon."
Mike Siegel, actor-comedian (TBS Movie Extra): "Carmageddon may be the biggest deal about nothing since Paris Hilton."
Daniel Coe, film and TV composer (Genius on Hold): "Carmageddon was successfully avoided."