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Labor Day Crowds on SM Beach

 

September 10, 2020

Mary Leipziger

A woman bicycles on Santa Monica beach.

By David Ganezer

Despite warnings that a typical Labor Day Weekend with Los Angeles area temperatures well above 100, would lead to a second wave of Covid-19, a pile-up on the beach was evident on Sunday, September 5 2020 on Santa Monica Beach. coronavirus or not, a people pileup on Los Angeles County beaches resulted from temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

A traffic accident at the Lincoln Blvd offramp to the Santa Monica freeway backed up traffic to the 405 Freeway. Separately, a 6 car pileup on the 10 freeway backed up traffic heading Westbound at Bundy.

California Independent System Operator (ISO) warned that power outages or rolling blackouts, might result from peak usage from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Comments on Twitter ranged from the usual scolding to cheerful as many families grabbed a bit of normal during a Covid era. "one of the genius policies I observed recently was to shut the LA county beaches down. Guess what happened? of course no forethought: thousands of LA families traveled to Orange County beaches and CROWDED THE ENTIRE SHORELINE. BRILLIANT! then they returned to LA infected more." tweeted Yetta Garwood.

"One of the genius policies I observed recently was to shut the LA county beaches down. Guess what happened? of course no forethought: thousands of LA families traveled to Orange County beaches and CROWDED THE ENTIRE SHORELINE. BRILLIANT! then they returned to LA infected more!" tweeted Potsy.

 

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