Summer has returned to Los Angeles and with it, the annual barrage of visitors to the city who add extra
vehicles to our already congested freeways. Yet beyond the usual chaos, LA drivers face an even bigger
foe this summer: Carmageddon. The complete shutdown of the 405 freeway begins with ramp closures
starting as early as 7pm PDT on July 15 followed by lane closures starting at 10 p.m to ensure the full
closure by midnight. The northbound 405 between the 10 and the 101 (10 miles), and southbound
405 between the 101 and Getty Center Drive ramps (4 miles) will be closed for 53 hours!

So, What Now?
To help remedy this imminent disaster on the
LA freeways, Waze, a free navigation and
traffic app for smartphones, has created 
The Carmageddon Resistance -
a grassroots band of drivers all on
a mission to fight LA traffic,
wherever it is found.
To be part of The
Carmageddon Resistance,
drivers should download Waze to
their phones and follow the group on
Twitter(@BeatCarmageddon), where they'll
receive round-the-clock communiques
providing real-time traffic updates,
effective alternative routes and other
up-to-the-moment local road info…
What is Waze and how can it Help?
Waze is a free traffic and navigation app that uses real-time
road reports from drivers nearby to save commuting time, and improve
everyday driving. Way more than just another free navigation app, waze's
social layer is what sets it apart - giving drivers the power to work together to report and receive the most relevant traffic information available at any
given moment. 
Waze is as interactive as you want it to be - by simply driving with the app
open on your phone, you passively contribute traffic and other road data
that waze incorporates to keep  the map 100% live, but you can also take
a more active role by sharing road reports on accidents, police traps,
or any other hazards along the way, helping to give other users in the
area a 'heads-up' about what's to come. Waze also integrates tweets
about current traffic, Foursquare check-ins, Facebook friends on the road,
as well as points, ranks and badges...
Download Waze to your smartphone FREE,
and join other members of The Carmageddon
Resistance out there on the road.