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It was the day the Glenn stood still. Thousands of commuters heading inbound on the Glenn Highway were stuck in traffic for hours on Thursday after an 18-wheeler smashed into an overpass, leaving the bridge severely damaged Wednesday afternoon. Though it was a nightmare for those trying to get to their final destinations on time, there were a few people out and about making the wait a little more bearable.
Kristina O'Mara, who lives off South Birchwood Loop, was a victim of the #bridgepocalypse when she had to call into work because she was running out of gas. When she got home, her daughter, who is homeschooled, and their neighbor, decided to make the day better by lightening the mood by setting up a hot coffee and tea stand they named "Bridge-Pocolypse" located on South Birchwood Loop.
"The girls, my daughter and our neighbor, started at about 930 a.m," O'Mara said. "They completed their entitlement for their entrepreneur business on mylemonadeday.org and were waiting to start their business this summer. They took advantage of the opportunity today to start early."