This is a picture of the West Loop in the Galleria area, at rush hour on a Friday morning.
THERE'S A REASON IT'S EMPTY, PEOPLE.
Like a ton of other freeways in town, there's ice and accidents. And remember, it only takes one idiot to ruin your day.
In other words, you need a really, really good reason to get on the freeways this morning. And the side roads are filled with people using them as alternatives.
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Things may improve around lunchtime, everyone is saying. In the meantime, check out the traffic cams at TranStar.
West Loop & Memorial right now: