We've talked about the Google drag-to-reroute feature before, but it blew me away to see how well it worked in practice.
My wife was on the 5 South headed to a baby shower in Costa Mesa. She texts me and says "Something's on fire. Billowing black smoke, traffic on the 5."
I hit SigAlert.com:
Uh oh, lanes closed. Plus...
Big accident, and that's the fire. Google Maps w/traffic:
And after one simple drag and drop:
"10E to 710S to 5S will get you around it."
Done in literally 90 seconds. What a difference 4 years makes.
PS: The authors of Towform do not condone texting while driving. Use a bluetooth headset.