Carmageddon: Getting the Word Out!

July 14, 2011

Carmageddon has been trumpeted like crazy the last 6 weeks. But, now that politicians have scared everyone into thinking they should stay home this weekend, they’ve been out encouraging people to get out of the house and spend some money …. ¬†at LOCAL stores. Guess local businesses didn’t like hearing people should lock themselves up!

The word is out, but to make sure lots of companies are chipping in to help. AT&T, for instance, will be sending text messages to AT&T customers within 25 miles of the closure area, warning of the 53 hour shutdown and suggesting they use their AT&T navigation app.

Southwest Airlines is sending emails to its travelers this weekend informing their LA-bound ones to be prepared for the westside closure of the 405 when they land in the City of Angels.

And, news outlets like ours (FOX 11) are planning lots of extra news shows all weekend to keep everyone updated.

Questions? Please ask. Comments – as always – please feel free to submit!




About Hal Eisner

Hal Eisner is a reporter at FOX 11 News in Los Angeles

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