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By Sarah Storkin
Observer Staff Writer 

Large Crowd for Labor Day on Santa Monica Beach. No Social Distancing, But They're Outside Anyway

Coronavirus or not, a people pileup on Los Angeles County beaches resulted from temperatures above 100 degrees Farenheit.

 

September 11, 2020

A pileup on Santa Monica beach resulted from temperatures above 100 degrees Farenheit.

Despite warnings that a typical Labor Day Weekend with Los Angeles area temperatures well above 100, would lead to a second wave of Covid-19, a pile-up on the beach was evident on Sunday, September 5 2020 on Santa Monica Beach. Coronavirus or not, a people pileup on Los Angeles County beaches resulted from temperatures above 100 degrees Farenheit.

A traffic accident at the Lincoln Blvd offramp to the Santa Monica freeway backed up traffic to the 405 Freeway. Separately, a 6 car pileup on the 10 freeway backed up traffic heading Westbound at Bundy.

A pileup on Santa Monica beach resulted from temperatures above 100 degrees Farenheit.

California Independent System Operator (ISO) warned that power outages or rolling blackouts, might result from peak usage from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Comments on Twitter ranged from the usual scolding to cheerful as many families grabbed a bit of normal during a Covid era. "one of the genius policies I observed recently was to shutbthe LA county beaches down. Guess what happened? of course no forethought: thousands of LA families traveled to Orange County beaches and CROWDED THE ENTIRE SHORELINE. BRILLIANT! then they returned to LA & infected more." tweeted Yetta Garwood.

"One of the genius policies I observed recently was to shut the LA county beaches down. Guess what happened? of course no forethought: thousands of LA families traveled to Orange County beaches and CROWDED THE ENTIRE SHORELINE. BRILLIANT! then they returned to LA & infected more!" tweeted Potsy.

 

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