LA Traffic Nightmare: 405 Freeway at Complete Standstill Before Thanksgiving (Video)

ABC7 captures stunning footage of traffic jam on Tuesday night

Last Updated: November 23, 2016 @ 8:09 AM

Southern California’s 405 Freeway was in a complete standstill on Tuesday night, packed to the brim with what you’d assume are people getting away for the Thanksgiving weekend.

ABC7 Eyewitness News captured an aerial video of the almost always busy 405 freeway, with cars not moving on either side. This traffic jam goes on for miles and gives viewers a stunning view of red and white lights.

ABC7 shared the video on Twitter, adding the hashtag #MannequinChallenge. The viral challenge requires participants to stay absolutely still while holding a pose — like, say, a mannequin — usually over Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane. Meanwhile someone else weaves in and out of the group capturing the dramatic poses.

Watch the footage below. ABC7 didn’t add any music, but there sure are a lot of pretty lights and presumably lots of angry drivers.