'Lethal Weapon' street stunts hinder traffic in Woodland Hills

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Burbank Boulevard was closed from Topanga Canyon Boulevard to Canoga Avenue Wednesday due to a TV show filming on the roadway.
Burbank Boulevard was closed from Topanga Canyon Boulevard to Canoga Avenue Wednesday due to a TV show filming on the roadway.

Woodland Hills motorists had a tough time on Burbank Boulevard this afternoon, thanks to the new Fox show “Lethal Weapon” filming some street scenes.

Traffic cones and road signs blocked off Burbank between Canoga Avenue and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, backing up traffic on both roads.

The southbound lane of Owensmouth Avenue was closed from Marylee Street to Burbank Boulevard, but drivers headed to condominiums or offices on Burbank were permitted to pass for a time.

Officers at the Valley Traffic Division, as well as the Topanga and West Valley LAPD stations, said they were unaware of the closures and had no further information about them.

The production crew set up at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard and Owensmouth Avenue to film that classic action staple: Car runs red light and breezes through intersection traffic unscathed.

The stunt vehicle was a bright orange exotic sports car, which zoomed up and down Burbank Boulevard, tailed by a camera-toting SUV.

An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer working the road block said all streets would be reopened at 3 p.m.

Crews were seen packing up gear just after that deadline.

Fox’s new show is a TV remake of the classic buddy-cop action movie series of the same name, starring Danny Glover and Mel Gibson.

Daily News reporter Greg Wilcox contributed to this report.



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