Los Angeles braces itself for 'Carmageddon' this weekend

Nic Cackett

No other nation on earth indulges in melodrama quite like the Americans, but it would seem that the population of Los Angeles would do well to brace themselves for 'Carmageddon' this weekend.

A critical ten-mile stretch of highway in the already traffic-clogged city is due to be closed for 53 hours from midnight on Friday.