August 2011 Archives

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08-25-11 131 franklin jamDid you get caught in the monumental traffic jam on northbound US-131 south of downtown Grand Rapids?

08-25-11 131 hall jam.jpgAround 7:30 a.m., two cars crashed in the left lane against the wall just south of Franklin Street. Several drivers stopped to help, and medical help was on the scene in minutes. Grand Rapids fire units arrived and blocked the left two lanes for safety. Grand Rapids police and Michigan State Police also arrived. Indications were that what injuries there may have been were minor, but one vehicle had to be pried open to get someone out.

08-25-11 131 28th Jam.jpgWhile this was happening, traffic was backing up to 54th Street and remained at a standstill until the crash was cleared at 8:25 a.m. Naturally, a lot of drivers bailed and tried surface streets such as Division Avenue and Clyde Park Avenue. I had no reports on how conditions were on those and other streets, but it probably wasn't fun.

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Traffic Cam: Boston

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There are a number of interesting interchanges in Boston. This one is I-93 at US-1.

08-22-11 I-93 Boston

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Personal Challenge: Traffic Cam Shot of the Day?

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Every day, I tell myself I will write an entry for the traffic blog. Almost every day, I fail. Such is not the formula for an interesting blog.

One of the ideas I have had is finding a different traffic cam shot to feature every day. That's a high bar, considering I work from 3:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. reporting live traffic (3:45 a.m. to 5 a.m. just getting geared up), then for the remainder of my day is dedicated to maintaining the content on our web site, writing and producing my Westaby Web Moment, etc.

Well, here's the unofficial Traffic Cam Shot for Monday, August 15: US-101, the Ventura Freeway at Haskell Avenue in Los Angeles at 6:15 p.m. Saturday night. Yes. A traffic jam.

LA cam US-101 at Haskell Ave

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