Explore alternate routes to avoid gridlock traffic after 405 Freeway fire causes multiple closures

The Getty Fire caused a traffic nightmare and confusion for commuters Monday morning, especially along the 405 Freeway where the flames broke out.

The southbound side was shut down from the 101 Freeway to Sunset Boulevard, as well as all off-ramps on the northbound side between Sunset Boulevard and Mulholland Drive. The 405 Freeway southbound was expected to remain closed until 3 p.m. until further notice from the California Highway Patrol.+

MORE: See full list and map of evacuation area, road closures due to the Getty Fire

Off-ramps from Ventura Blvd to Sunset Blvd on the 405 are closed. Commuters were asked to avoid the 405 Freeway as firefighters battled the flames that were threatening homes.
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Residents steered clear of closed roads during the Getty Fire, with some saying they avoided driving altogether.


Though the infamously congested freeway is no stranger to gridlock traffic, a tweet from the Los Angeles Department of Transportation displayed the severity of the fire's impact on the major thoroughfare.



Below are some alternate routes to help you navigate around the 405 Freeway traffic.

Getty Fire: 405 Freeway southbound and  off-ramps closures

The 405 Freeway southbound has been closed since earlier this morning due to the evacuations and safety concerns from the Getty Fire.



Beverly Glen Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon Drive and Laurel Canyon Boulevard, or the 101 Freeway are all viable alternatives to get around the 405 Freeway fire zone.
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