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'Carmageddon' fears prove unfounded in Los Angeles

It was billed as 'carmageddon', with chaos expected when a 10-mile stretch of one of America's busiest motorways was shut down for more than 48 hours.

The 405 highway was closed at midnight Friday so that a section of the bridge could be demolished, but so far, predictions of a traffic gridlock throughout the city appear to have been averted.

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles.

  • 16 Jul 2011