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'Carmageddon': LAPD thanks celebrities for Twitter help

July 15, 2011 |  7:02 pm

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0147e219bf36970b-300wi The Los Angeles Police Department announced on Friday that more than 30 celebrities responded to the department's call to send out tweets urging resident to avoid the 405 Freeway when it is closed this weekend during "Carmageddon."

The department said in a statement that when added together, the celebrities who participated had more than 100 million followers on the social media service. It's unclear how many of those followers are overlaps, however, and exactly how many people the messages reached.

PHOTOS: 405 Freeway shuts down

The 405 Freeway will be closed through the Sepulveda Pass beginning Friday night and through Monday morning because of a widening project that requires the demolition of the Mulholland Bridge.

The LAPD listed some of the memorable celebrity tweets:

--Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) “Stay away from the 405 Fwy the weekend of July 16 & 17, it will be closed btwn the 10 Fwy and 101 Fwy North & South!”

--Rob Corddry (@robcorddry) , “LAPD asked me to warn you to avoid the 405 Fwy July on 16-17. But I'm not going to. Matter of fact, come to my party @ the LAX exit Sat!”

--Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) t“The LAPD asked me to warn you to avoid the 405 Fwy on July 16 & 17, or else the red light photo of me driving in a satin slip goes viral.”

-- Ashton Kutcher (@aplusk) “LAPD askd me 2tweet: 405fwy btwn 10 & 101 will b closed July16-17. In xchange I would like a free pass on that stoplight tickt IT WAS YELLOW.”

-- William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) “LA friends, the 405 closes this weekend in what surely will be Carmageddon Remember also that @TheCaptainsTV airs on @EpixHD on 7/22!”

--Adam Levine @ adamlevine I think I want to throw a tailgate party for Carmageddon. Meet me at the 405 tomorrow. Let's party.

-- KevinSmith @ThatKevinSmithLOS ANGELES! The end is nigh! #Carmageddon is upon us! On Sat/Sunday, avoid the 405 Btw the 10 and 101 like you'd avoid a Kevin Smith film!

--christina applegate @1capplegate Maybe the old dude who predicted end of days meant CARMAGEDDON! And for that I say bravo old crazy guy!

--Ryan Seacrest @RyanSeacrest Wait, what!? There's stuff to do in LA that doesn't require a car? #nobodywalksinla http://on.fb.me/qeAOPF #carmageddon


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--Shelby Grad

Photo: Kim Kardashian sits courtside as the New Jersey Nets play the Dallas Mavericks in Newark, N.J., on Jan. 22. Credit: Jim O'Connor / US Presswire