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Title
Record traffic snarl in Cahuenga Pass
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1954
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
View looking north at the Cahuenga Freeway. Automobiles were backed, bumper to bumper for miles. A vista of overheated autos stretched from Hollywood Boulevard to Vineland Avenue, in Studio City. The traffic tangle lasted five hours, and trapped about 15,000 homeward-bound Sunday drivers. Two police traffic division sergeants and 24 patrolmen attempted to break the jam, and all available tow cars were brought out to aid many automobiles stalled by overheating. At the height of the snarl, 125 cars were stalled with vapor locks, as motors of creeping cars became overheated. Photo dated: February 1, 1954.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00041082
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5460C-Hollywood Freeway.; HE-002-416 4X5
CARL0000045038
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/12840
Subject
Express highways--California, Southern
Traffic congestion--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles River (Calif.)
United States Highway 101
Cahuenga Pass (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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