Life was awful for commuters traveling home from work or those hoping to zip along the freeway to workout or play near the Rose Bowl.
So what does it take to clear an accident?
1) Drivers have to slow while vehicles go off to the side.
2) The Highway Patrol has to do a sweep and block off lanes.
3) Tow trucks and emergency vehicles pull up.
4) An investigation begins.
5) Vehicles are towed away.
6) Victims are treated.
7) Traffic lanes are eventually re-opened.
That's a lot of work to keep the freeways functioning. And that's in good weather.