Name that SF story -- traffic jam edition.
September 16, 2009 7:44 PM Subscribe
Identify a science fiction story about a giant, unfixable traffic jam. (spoilers inside.)
posted by escabeche to Media & Arts (29 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Here's what I remember: story set in the near future. There's a massive traffic jam, I'm pretty sure in Los Angeles. The story takes place over the course of days and weeks as the residents of the jam find ways to fend for themselves. At some point there's a gag that the whole jam was started by a "little old lady from Pasadena." The story ends with helicopters or planes flying over the traffic jam, dumping wet cement on cars and people alike in order to form a new highway over the old. I would have read this in the very late 1970s or early 1980s, probably in OMNI, but possibly in an anthology. Any ideas?