This is what it's like to live in Los Angeles today. A major wildfire broke out early this morning next to the always busy 405 freeway, snarling traffic all over the Westside. It's unfortunate location was made worse by the fact it occurred at a particularly narrow portion of the freeway with steep cliffs on either side and no way to get off. Therefore the road was closed for miles before and after the fire.
Since this is in the popular and tony Westside, many of our patients and hospital staff live in the area. Consequently doctors are late for their procedures, patients are cancelling cases because they're evacuating their homes, and generally the traffic in this entire area has come to a standstill. Isn't LA grand?