FILE -- Vehicles in rush hour traffic approach the Interstate 405 freeway and 10 freeway interchange in Los Angeles on July 10, 2015. An accident on Interstate 10 backed up traffic for miles on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, leading some motorists to get stuck in the sand trying to escape gridlock.
FILE -- Vehicles in rush hour traffic approach the Interstate 405 freeway and 10 freeway interchange in Los Angeles on July 10, 2015. An accident on Interstate 10 backed up traffic for miles on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, leading some motorists to get stuck in the sand trying to escape gridlock. Patrick T. Fallon Bloomberg
FILE -- Vehicles in rush hour traffic approach the Interstate 405 freeway and 10 freeway interchange in Los Angeles on July 10, 2015. An accident on Interstate 10 backed up traffic for miles on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, leading some motorists to get stuck in the sand trying to escape gridlock. Patrick T. Fallon Bloomberg

They tried to bypass Southern California traffic. Instead, they got stuck in the sand

February 16, 2018 06:04 PM