While many people would argue that driving on LA roads is "like hell" on a good day, today is a very bad day as wildfires and shut the shockingly busy 405 Freeway in both directions...
— Rick Montanez (@RickNBCLA) December 6, 2017
This is what drivers are facing...
— Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) December 6, 2017
Traffic nightmare, plan ahead. 405 shut down between 101 and 10 due to fire. pic.twitter.com/Zxy84BEMtM
— Palms 311 (@Palms311) December 6, 2017
As KTLA reports, The fire started near the 405 Freeway and Mulholland Drive just before 5 a.m., Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
The fire had burned about 50 acres as of 5:30 a.m., according to Stewart.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed the fire burning on the east side of the freeway, the Getty Center is located to the west of the 405.
A SigAlert was issued for the closure of all northbound lanes on the 405 Freeway just after 5 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic incident log.
The freeway was likely to be impacted for the rest of the morning, Stewart said. “It is going to be a significant commute issue.”