Thursday, July 7, 2011
I drove back from Calif. on Mon. 6/27 and saw one of the worst traffic jams exiting out of Las Vegas I have ever seen. To my knowledge there were no accidents -- just thousands of cars all trying to leave LV at the same time. These photos were taken around 2pm.
This traffic jam stretched from Primm to a few miles before St. Rose Pkwy. -- a distance of approx. 30 miles. That's right -- thousands of cars in complete gridlock, idling and in stop and go traffic in a 106f heat. Apparently most of these vehicles were occupied by attendees at the "Electric Daisy Carnival" held over the past weekend.
To make the matters worse, that stupid CA "agricultural checkpoint" had a min. 5 mile back up when I drove past it in Yermo. Combine this back up with the traffic jam leaving LV, and I would add 2-3 hours extra travel time -- not to mention traffic upon entering southern CA. Please see previous posting on this issue: http://jimmyhoofa-lv.blogspot.com/search?q=checkpoint
Every time I see traffic like this, or I am stuck in traffic like this leaving LV, I ask myself why? Why can't CA and Nevada, and the Federal Govt fix this clusterfuck and have some sort of a legitimate highway to move all these people in and out of southern Nevada to southern CA?