I suddenly need to find a new way home from work. One of the roads that I usually take is closed for construction and the “detour” requires an unguarded left turn across a busy street. So, of course there is a mile long backup. Traffic of people trying to go home actually backs up into the parking lots of the places where they work! We live in a “river city” with only a few bridges to the other side so there aren’t that many alternate routes. Plus, some of the bridges are closed for construction so everyone is trying to get to the ones that are open and now one of the main routes is basically impassible. I wonder who thought that it would be a good idea to close all of these roads at the same time.