We had to be there by 9am, so we left at 4am and we still were an hour and a half late due to fires!
They had the I-5 and the 405 closed. So we had to take alternative routes in the morning.
Coming home, we got lucky...
As we were getting ready to take the "mandatory" exit for the detour around the closed freeways. The traffic came to a complete crawl (not that unusual in L.A.) but this time the CHP was in the front of the line (pacing)
He stopped his car, got out and picked up the orange cones and 405 was open once again! I feel bad for the people in front of us, they had to take the detour which added a hour and a half to their drive.