Pelican blocks freeway ramp, causes SigAlert near Culver City

According to the study, a drive that normally takes 30 minutes in Los Angeles will take 54 minutes during the evening rush hour, meaning motorists waste an extra 92 hours a year sitting in traffic. (Thinkstock)
The bird landed in the number one lane of the two-lane ramp from the eastbound Marina (90) Freeway, as it climbs over and sweeps down to the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway near Culver City. (Thinkstock)
The bird landed in the number one lane of the two-lane ramp from the eastbound Marina (90) Freeway, as it climbs over and sweeps down to the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway near Culver City. (Thinkstock)

An obstinate pelican blocked a freeway transition ramp and provoked CHP officers into declaring a SigAlert on the Westside today.

The bird landed in the number one lane of the two-lane ramp from the eastbound Marina (90) Freeway, as it climbs over and sweeps down to the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway near Culver City.

“Advise pelican cornered” radioed in one CHP officer, as both lanes of the ramp were barricaded at 1:27 p.m.

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Because the bird would not move, the ramp remained closed, and after a half hour of that a SigAlert was issued.

The bird was enticed off the ramp by 2:15 and traffic resumed.