Los Angeles Wildfires Causing Major Traffic Disruptions to LAX, While Airport Remains Open

By Jesse Sokolow on 7 December 2017
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While the intense wildfires that broke out in Southern California earlier this week are not disrupting operations at Los Angeles International Airport, they are making getting to and from the airport a nightmare for drivers.

The fires, which already pose an “extreme” danger according to authorities, have already ravaged parts of Los Angeles, including Bel-Air and Ventura, with no end in sight. Strong Santa Ana winds have helped spread the fires as far west as the Pacific Ocean,

The strongest of the fires, the Thomas fire, burned 65,500 acres and destroyed at least 150 structures as of Wednesday, forcing 27,000 people to evacuate.

California Interstate 405, a major thoroughfare to the airport and one of the busiest freeways in the entire country, has had multiple closures due to the fires.

Authorities caution that travelers could face flight delays or cancellations at LAX if the fires are not contained in the coming days.

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