Traffic Alert: Police Activity Shuts Down Parts of the 101 Freeway

Avoid the 101 Freeway connecting Boyle Heights and downtown LA due to police activity. Southbound lanes closed for at least a few more hours.

If you’re planning on driving through Boyle Heights or downtown Los Angeles today, you might want to think twice before taking the 101 Freeway. Police activity has forced the closure of the southbound lanes of the freeway heading into the 10 Freeway interchange. While authorities are urging people to avoid the area, they have also stated that the public is not in any immediate danger.

It’s unclear at this time what exactly is happening on the freeway, but the police investigation is expected to take a few more hours to wrap up. In the meantime, drivers are being asked to seek alternate routes in order to avoid getting caught in the resulting traffic congestion.

If you’re wondering about the best way to get around the affected area, there are several options to consider. Depending on your starting point and destination, you might want to try taking surface streets or using public transportation. The Metro Gold Line and several bus lines run through Boyle Heights and downtown Los Angeles, making it easy to get around without a car.

While it’s certainly frustrating to deal with unexpected road closures and detours, it’s important to remember that the authorities are doing their best to keep everyone safe. By following their instructions and finding alternate routes, you can help keep the roads clear and avoid getting stuck in traffic.