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Holiday travel

The southbound San Diego Freeway (405) was shutdown for hours after a truck overturned spilling 55-gallon drums of acetone and rubbing alcohol. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
The shutdown of the southbound San Diego Freeway (405) snarled Thanksgiving holiday traffic in the LAX area. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
LAX police officer Nels Hansen keeps an eye out as Thanksgiving holiday travelers pack the terminals at the airport Wednesday morning. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Maribel Flores and Nick Mesic of Santa Monica bid each other farewell at LAX as Mesic departs for the Thanksgiving holiday Wednesday. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Police officers with bomb-sniffing dogs patrol the curbside check-in areas at LAX Wednesday. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
TSA screener Lori Ecker reminds travelers in a security line at LAX that all liquids must be in containers of 3 ounces or less and placed in a quart size resealable bag. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Six-month-old Blaze Shield sleeps as his mother waits in line for curbside check-in at LAX Wednesday morning. They are traveling to Blaze’s grandmother’s home in Austin, Texas. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)
Loyola Marymount University students Ashley Willingham and Trey Brunson kiss goodbye amid the traffic at LAX. Willingham is off to Lake Tahoe for the Thanksgiving holiday. (Brian Vander Brug / LAT)