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Carmaggeddon II

A Los Angeles traffic officer assists a driver at the road closure where construction crews are demolishing a portion of the Mulholland Drive bridge that spans the 405 Freeway September 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The 405 Freeway was completely shut down for a 10 mile stretch this weekend for the demolition that is part of a larger $1-billion freeway improvement project. (Photo by Jonathan Alcorn/Getty Images)

'Carmageddon II' declared a success

Traffic was flowing again on the city's busiest freeway following a weekend closure that was hailed a success by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa after it didn't result in the "Carmageddon" of epic traffic jams. (Oct. 1)