Coachella 2017 Ends With Traditional Day-After Traffic Jam; Stagecoach Festival Starts Friday

Apr 24, 2017

This photo was taken mid-day last Monday, where Highway 111 from Palm Springs merges onto the westbound Interstate 10 near Whitewater. It took some Coachella-weary commuters a couple of hours of brake-tapping to make their way through the jammed freeway traffic between the Coachella Valley and the Inland Empire. Post-Coachella traffic today is expected to be just about as bad between Indio and the Banning/Beaumont Pass.
Credit Ken Vincent for KVCR

Weekend Two of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival wrapped up late last night.  As thousands of festival goers rise this morning and depart the Coachella Valley, traffic will be jammed for much of today on the I-10 westbound from Indio thru the Inland Empire.  Meanwhile, preparations begin immediately to prepare the festival grounds for next weekend's Stagecoach County Music Festival.  More in this report from KVCR's Ken Vincent.