Stay out of Irvine
My wife just called from her commute south on Interstate 5 to her office near The Spectrum. Here’s what she said:
“It’s like driving into hell! I’m passing the Culver exit now. There is thick dark smoke everywhere and there is an orange glow all around me. There are ashes flying horizontally at the car. It’s like a black snowstorm. When I left Anaheim the temperature on the car said 75 degrees and now the temperature says 96 degrees. There are cars pulling over on the side of the road and I have seen several traffic accidents. There are road and exit closures and traffic is moving at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. It’s windy too – very very windy.”
So if you’re commuting to South County on the 5, please use extreme caution and be careful folks. Make sure and put those air vents on recycle while you’re at it.
There have been unrelated spot fires all over the county (including one at my workplace in Anaheim yesterday). We’re keeping our firefighters very busy. Are you in the Irvine area? Let us know what’s happening down there.