Traffic has been a bit heavier than usual for a Saturday in a few spots, especially near the immediate detours around the closed 405 freeway. But for the most part, the region is going about its business.
And on a personal note, the quiet on the Westside is sure nice. You don't realize how pervasive the roar of tires and motors is until it stops. There was an annoying helicopter hovering over the 405 about 8 a.m. this morning to mar the peace.
On the Caltrans freeway status map, mostly green at 4 p.m. The short bursts of red are pretty much where Saturday afternoon traffic always bogs down.
Photo on the 405 at the 101 in Sherman Oaks: Gary Leonard