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  • Floodwaters wash out, shut down part of I-10 in Southern California

    07/20/2015 10:07:43 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    cnn.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | Ed Payne and Joe Sutton,
    Heavy rains and flooding washed out parts of Interstate 10 in Southern California, shutting down traffic in both directions. (snip) The incident took place near Desert Center, about 170 miles east of Los Angeles and about 50 miles from the Arizona border.
  • Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway (Barstow)

    07/02/2015 5:53:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    AP on SFGate.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Associated Press
    BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A box van packed with fireworks exploded and burned to the ground on a Southern California freeway Thursday, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Chevrolet van caught fire shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 15 near the Nevada border, briefly closing southbound lanes for nearly an hour and backing up traffic several miles into Nevada, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Camara. No one was injured.
  • Zimmerman protesters shut down Oakland freeway

    07/15/2013 10:57:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    KTVU ^ | 7/15/13 | KTVU.com and wires
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Hundreds of protesters angry with the acquittal of a neighborhood watch volunteer for a fatal shooting in Florida marched through downtown Oakland Monday evening, temporarily shutting down I-880 in the process. The protest was the third in three days in Oakland following the announcement Saturday that George Zimmerman was found not guilty of the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin after a confrontation where he followed Martin believing he was suspicious. The protest briefly blocked traffic on Interstate Highway 880 and about five people have been arrested, police said. Police could not immediately disclose where and why they...
  • Anti-Zimmerman Demonstrators Close 10 Freeway (Los Angeles)

    07/14/2013 8:39:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    CBS-Local ^ | 7/14/13 | staff
    CRENSHAW (CBSLA.com) — Crowds of anti-Zimmerman protesters shut down part of the 10 Freeway in Crenshaw Sunday evening. About 200 demonstrators stood on the freeway to block traffic. Many held signs with Trayvon Martin’s likeness, other held signs asking for “justice” and “peace.” Traffic was stopped on the EB and SB 10 Freeway for about 30 minutes. There were reports that some of the protesters threw water bottles, batteries and rocks at police near 39th and Crenshaw.
  • Ed Lee talks of tearing down end of I-280 [San Francisco]

    01/21/2013 7:33:25 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    Mayor Ed Lee is floating the idea of tearing down the stub end of Interstate 280 in San Francisco in hopes of creating a new neighborhood and speeding up the arrival of high-speed rail service downtown. The idea, laid out by the mayor's chief transit planner, Gillian Gillett, in a memo to the regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission, would be to knock down I-280 before 16th Street - eliminating the ramps both at Sixth and Brannan streets and at Fourth and King streets. It would be replaced by a street-level boulevard akin to those built after the Embarcadero and Central freeways...
  • Two-Hour Long Pursuit Underway On Los Angeles Freeways

    07/16/2011 10:15:46 PM PDT · by waus · 42 replies
    KTLA ^ | 7-16-11 | waus
    Highway Patrol and LAPD in Los Angeles chasing a DUI suspect all over Los Angeles. Live feed.
  • 2 men arrested; SUV searched for bombs near military housing

    11/27/2010 9:06:25 PM PST · by BuckyKat · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 11/27/2010 | Star Advertiser Staff
    Honolulu police shut down the Ala Kapuna off-ramp along Moanalua Freeway Honolulu-bound for about two hours this afternoon to investigate a suspicious vehicle that may contain explosives, police dispatch reported.
  • Paving way for open-road tolling

    04/05/2010 10:49:46 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 13 replies · 602+ views
    South Bend Tribune ^ | April 05. 2010 | KEVIN ALLEN
    Eventually, drivers will be electronically scanned without slowing down It's been two years since electronic tolling debuted on the Indiana Toll Road. Drivers no longer have to fumble with coins and cash at toll booths if they have i-Zoom transponders or a similar device from another state. And, eventually, they won't even have to slow down to pay their tolls. The next step for the 157-mile tollway will be implementing open-road tolling, which uses scanners to collect tolls electronically while vehicles are traveling at highway speeds. Toll roads in several other states have already installed open-road tolling. The Illinois Tollway...
  • Pakistan Air Force validates fighter operations from motorways

    04/02/2010 7:44:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 782+ views
    India Talkies ^ | 4/2/2010 | India Talkies
    The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Friday successfully validated its concept of fighter operations from motorways and highways when its two fighter aircraft landed on a motorway. The historic landmark was achieved as part of the ongoing High Mark-2010 exercise. After landing, the aircraft were refuelled, rearmed and re-launched, Associated Press of Pakistan reported. While the point where the two aircraft touched down was not specified, it was believed to be somewhere on the Islamabad-Lahore motorway or that linking the capital with Peshawar. High Mark-2010, launched March 15, is the PAF’s biggest war game in five years and covers the the...
  • 26 outlaw bikers crash on Oregon freeway

    09/19/2009 5:02:20 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 28 replies · 3,196+ views
    msnbc ^ | Sept . 19, 2009
    More than two dozen motorcycles crashed on a freeway in Oregon on Friday, blocking traffic for hours, police said. Oregon State Police said the bikers were behind a car when traffic unexpectedly slowed in the northbound lanes on Interstate 5. The collision sent bikes scattering across the road, near Wilsonville, south of Portland.
  • Calif. Man Pulls Girl From Burning SUV On Freeway

    07/23/2009 9:15:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,127+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 23rd 2009
    Calif. man pulls girl from burning SUV on freeway The Associated Press Jul. 23, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- The California Highway Patrol is calling a Southern California man a hero for rescuing a 3-year-old girl from a burning vehicle on a Los Angeles-area freeway. John McDonald of West Covina was driving on Interstate 10 in El Monte Wednesday when he saw an overturned sports utility vehicle engulfed in flames. Video footage shows him running to help as three people who escaped the burning SUV ran away. The CHP says the driver of the SUV shouted that her granddaughter was still...
  • Gunman Takes Aim at Freeway Commuters(near Fremont, Ca)

    05/12/2009 7:48:13 AM PDT · by Califreak · 47 replies · 1,618+ views
    NBC Bay Area News ^ | 5/12/09 | Jessica Greene
    The California Highway Patrol is on a manhunt for the person using vehicles on a stretch of Bay Area freeway for target practice. At least 10 cars on Interstate 680 near the Fremont-Sunol border have been riddled with pellets over the past week or so, leaving the people inside rattled with fear. Five of the shootings happened within a five minute span on Saturday. Tom Loker was driving on 680 north of Fremont Saturday at about 11:45 p.m. when his car was hit. "All of a sudden we heard a bang." Loker explained, "It sounded like a gun shot or...
  • Cards and Care Packages for Freeway Exit Beggars; Tell Them Democrats Are Why They Can't Find Work

    04/24/2009 10:26:45 AM PDT · by Son House · 33 replies · 1,073+ views
    April 24, 2009 | Me
    Let's help these folks understand why they can't find work, placing the blame squarely on the Democrats and their bad fiscal policies. We can offer a care package or greeting card with a little cash or gift, to get out the truth about Democrat's high tax rates punishing the achievers is causing them trouble finding work. Tactfully done, we can counter the damage Democrats, ACORN and the media are doing. Showing them some kindness and understanding for their situation, like start a greeting with "I know it must be hard for you to not find work, and have to come...
  • Driver found shot in LA freeway wreck

    03/30/2008 10:10:14 PM PDT · by traumer · 42 replies · 1,255+ views
    LOS ANGELES - Rescue crews responding to a wreck on a Los Angeles freeway found a driver fatally shot in the head early Sunday, while another driver was shot and wounded in a separate attack about 30 miles away, authorities said. The shootings were the latest in a string of attacks on Southern California freeways that have alarmed motorists and authorities. Investigators did not know what led to the fatal shooting on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Sunday. The wreck snarled traffic for several hours near Van Nuys. "There's absolutely no witnesses at this time, no...
  • Cops: Man Tosses Toddler Onto Busy Freeway

    01/18/2008 2:28:45 PM PST · by radar101 · 27 replies · 173+ views
    CBS News ^ | Jan. 18, 2008 | not identified
    Police move a suspect believed to have tossed a toddler from the H1 pedestrian overpass off Magellan St. in the lower Punchbowl area of Honolulu Thursday Jan. 17, 2008 The man in hospital scrubs threw the toddler like a doll from a pedestrian overpass to the freeway humming with traffic. The 2½-year-old boy fell 30 feet to the asphalt and was pronounced dead at the scene. The horrifying incident Thursday on the highway cutting through the heart of the city shocked Honolulu residents, causing panicked parents to phone day care centers to check on their children. Police arrested a...
  • Cal Freeway Tunnel Safety Compromised due to Greenie Laws

    10/15/2007 11:43:14 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 3 replies · 176+ views
    The Pasadena Pundit ^ | October 15, 2007 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Cal Freeway Tunnel Safety Compromised Due to Greenie Laws A Disaster Waiting to Happen - 210 Freeway Transition Tunnels Guido Meindl - Pasadena Several years ago I brought to the attention of City Council Members the potential disaster waiting to happen on the Transition Tunnels from the 210 South bound to the 210 East bound. Truck traffic on the 210 has continued to increase exponentially over the past and there is no abatement in sight. The recent collision of 2 18 Wheelers on the 210 near Arroyo/Windsor and now the disastrous collision of 30 vehicles in the I-5 Truck Tunnel...
  • 10 Injured in Truck Pileup, (CA)Tunnel Fire(Updated: 5 Freeway closed today)

    10/13/2007 9:41:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 263+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9:14 AM PDT, October 13, 2007 | staff
    SANTA CLARITA — A 15-truck pile-up on a rain-slicked Southern California freeway left 10 people injured and at least one missing, sent flames shooting out of a tunnel and blocked a key link between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fire Inspector Jason Hurd said the accident -- the wreckage stretching a half mile -- began when two trucks collided late Friday and started a chain reaction in Interstate 5's southbound truck-only tunnels. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHP traffic advisory: CHP officers are advising detouring traffic to use route 126 west all the way to U.S. 101 in Ventura, then turn south to Los...
  • FReep This Poll: Left Lane (i.e., Fast Lane) Drivers

    06/18/2007 9:35:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies · 607+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | June 18, 2007 | North County Times/The Californian
    FReep this Poll! "When driving on the freeway, do you most often move over to the right lane to allow faster drivers to pass or do you maintain your speed and lane?" Move over Maintain
  • Lefties Launch 'Move Over' Campaign (Left Lane Drivers Unite!)

    06/18/2007 1:49:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 124 replies · 3,078+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | June 17, 2007 | Dave Downey
    Lefties launch 'Move over' campaign By: Dave Downey - Commentary Sunday, June 17, 2007 Look out, all you left-lane campers. Soon, you could be approached from behind by an impatient commuter with the words "move over" and a giant arrow pointed in the direction of the No. 2 lane pasted across his or her windshield. Those drivers who routinely get irritated when you create those mile-long backups now have a polite way of communicating with you. For $29, they can buy their very own "move over" windshield decals through the Web site leftlanedrivers.org. The site was set up earlier this...
  • Fresno ramp revamp (Maybe some relief for a crazy traffic area_

    05/17/2007 4:04:23 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 7 replies · 421+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 5-17-07 | Russell Clemings
    "An elaborate new ramp system is being designed for Fresno's most complex set of freeway interchanges, even though no one really knows when there will be enough money to build it."
  • "Left Lane Drivers Unite!" - LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA

    05/15/2007 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 440 replies · 6,191+ views
    LeftLaneDrivers.org ^ | 2007 | LeftLaneDrivers.org
    LEFT LANE DRIVERS of AMERICA “If you’re not a Left Lane Driver then get out of the Left Lane!” Traffic has become increasingly congested and tempers flare as slower drivers occupy what has been historically referred to as the “fast lane”. It’s time to get that Left Lane back! It is our considered opinion that not only will traffic move more smoothly and more quickly once the Left Lane is used in the way it has been designed but also headaches, frustration, bad tempers and road rage will all be greatly reduced when this pressure valve is released. It’s time...
  • Bay Area crash yields commuters’ nightmare

    04/30/2007 11:38:06 AM PDT · by Global2010 · 68 replies · 1,907+ views
    MSNBC Webtv The Oakland Tribune ^ | 5-3-07 | Noah Berger
    A section of highway lies burned and crumbled in Emeryville, Calif. MSNBC video •Tanker explodes April 30: One of the West's most-traveled sections of freeway isn't there anymore. NBC's Stephanie Stanton reports. OAKLAND, Calif. - The threat of a nightmarish morning commute led many Bay Area residents to use public transportation Monday, one day after a fiery tanker crash caused a heavily trafficked section of freeway to collapse.
  • A fiery collapse Gas truck crash cuts critical Bay freeway link

    04/30/2007 5:39:35 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 755+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 30, 2007 | Matt Weiser and Dorothy Korber
    The driver whose truck sparked a spectacular freeway fire in Oakland early Sunday escaped with his life -- a miracle, police say -- but there will be no escaping the Bay Area traffic nightmare his accident has unleashed... At the heart of the traffic knot is the MacArthur Maze, a tangle of freeways at the east end of the Bay Bridge and the site of Sunday's crash and fire. At 3:45 a.m., a truck carrying 8,600 gallons of unleaded gasoline overturned on a freeway transition road, creating an inferno with flames leaping 200 feet high and temperatures exceeding 2,000 degrees....
  • Fiery Crash Collapses California Freeway

    04/29/2007 6:41:06 PM PDT · by jdietz · 15 replies · 1,112+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/2007 | MARCUS WOHLSEN
    What strikes me as strange is a gasoline truck fire can melt and collasp a freeway and ther are no conspiracy nuts hollering. But, when the government said jet fuel weakened the steel in the Twin Towers everyone said it was impossible. So, it must be George Bush;s fault.
  • We need bold highway funding

    03/23/2007 4:34:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies · 600+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 23, 2007 | Keith Self (Collin County Judge)
    In the political world, rapid change only occurs when the public focuses attention on a specific issue. We have that situation right now in Austin. Public and legislative attention is focused on the Texas Department of Transportation and a proposed moratorium on the Comprehensive Development Agreement process, including the recently announced CDA to construct State Highway 121 in Collin County. This public and legislative attention may offer an opportunity for Texas to reaffirm our commitment to focus government spending on core functions – in this case, transportation. There are many subplots swirling in this complex CDA moratorium issue – reining...
  • California's future may be paved with fees (Are Toll Roads The Future?)

    02/13/2007 5:42:17 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 468+ views
    LA Times ^ | 13 February 2007 | Evan Halper
    SACRAMENTO — In California, birthplace of the freeway, where motorists can traverse all but a small fraction of the state without encountering a tollbooth, the free ride may be coming to an end. There is emerging consensus in the Capitol that the state should follow the path already blazed elsewhere and look to tolls to help bankroll new roads, public and private. Local and state transportation agencies are already planning several such projects on busy urban corridors, and some of the world's largest investment firms are lining up with proposals that could leave them in control of some major new...
  • Death of a wounded man upgrades murder charges(I-94 freeway shooting-MN)

    01/10/2007 4:39:49 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 378+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 1-10-07 | DAVID CHANEN
    Two men suspected in the shooting of another man on Interstate Hwy. 94 last month are now facing first-degree murder charges. Pedro Marcelino Simon, 24, died Monday. He was shot Dec. 10 in Brooklyn Center while he was driving home from the grocery store. Jorge A. Quijada, 23, a passenger in another car, flashed gang signs at Marcelino Simon, according to criminal charges. Marcelino Simon, who police said apparently had no gang affiliations and didn't know Quijada, laughed off the gesture, prosecutors said. Feeling slighted, Quijada shot at Marcelino Simon's car and hit him in the head.
  • Four questions for the freeway exit-ramp beggars

    02/02/2006 1:00:10 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 36 replies · 1,489+ views
    City Pages ^ | 2-1-06 | Jim Walsh
    1. What's the best job you've had? 2. What's the worst job you've had? 3. What's the last job you had? 4. What's your dream job?
  • Rapper Obie Trice Shot on Detroit Freeway

    12/31/2005 9:33:53 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 62 replies · 5,262+ views
    http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 12 31 05 | Associated Press
    DETROIT - Obie Trice was shot early Saturday while driving on a city highway, police said. Trice, a Detroit native and protege of Eminem, was on the Lodge Freeway at about 1:10 a.m. when his vehicle was shot at by someone in another car, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Mario Gonzales. Trice managed to continue driving and exited the freeway in the suburb of Southfield, where his girlfriend, who also was in the vehicle, flagged down police, Gonzales said. The girlfriend wasn't wounded. He was taken to Providence Hospital, where he was treated and released, said hospital spokesman Brian Taylor....
  • Attempted Kidnapping Ends in Freeway Standoff in Alhambra

    06/07/2005 6:52:11 PM PDT · by RLM · 36 replies · 1,322+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 7, 2005 | By Jesus Sanchez
    I-10 closed after pursuit that started in Ventura County ended in Alhambra
  • CA: Alleged freeway shooter arrested in Los Angeles

    05/12/2005 7:00:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 792+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/12/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 20-year-old man suspected of firing at a vehicle in an alleged road rage incident was arrested, California Highway Patrol officials said Thursday. Juan Peralta fired a revolver, striking a truck twice, the CHP said. The Dec. 11 shooting allegedly occurred in Lynwood on the transition road from the Glenn Anderson Freeway (105) to the southbound Long Beach Freeway (710). Peralta was arrested Tuesday and booked for investigation of attempted murder. He was held on $500,000 bail. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was injured in the shooting or whether Peralta was involved in other...
  • Motorist Shot on San Diego Freeway (Los Angeles)

    05/01/2005 3:11:41 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 137 replies · 3,146+ views
    Motorist Shot on San Diego Freeway in North Hills LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 18 year-old motorist on the San Diego (405) Freeway was shot three times today by a gunman in black Honda, police said. A no-hits shooting occurred shortly afterward on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway near Hubbard Street. The victim from the 405 went to the Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, and police said his vital signs were stable, said Los Angeles police Sgt. Jeff Hart of the Devonshire Station. The victim, whose name police refused to make public, told police he was shot on the northbound...
  • Report: Father Helps Identify Ohio Sniper Suspect

    03/16/2004 10:49:44 AM PST · by Monitor · 18 replies · 223+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue, Mar 16, 2004 | Reuters
    Police identified the suspect in a string of two dozen sniper-style shootings in central Ohio with the help of his father, who turned over a gun used in the shootings, a published report said on Tuesday. One of two handguns belonging to the suspect, Charles McCoy, Jr., 28, matched ballistics tests done on nine bullets from the serial shootings, the Columbus Dispatch newspaper reported. The article quoted unnamed sources. McCoy is believed to have bought another gun, Franklin County Sheriff's Department chief deputy Steve Martin said on Monday. He released a photograph and a description of the suspect and his...
  • Number Of Serial Shootings Stands At 15

    12/09/2003 8:10:17 PM PST · by flutters · 70 replies · 362+ views
    News Channel 4 ^ | December 9, 2003
    Sixth Shooting Tied To Same Weapon Number Of Serial Shootings Stands At 15 COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Authorities on Tuesday linked a sixth shooting to the same weapon that killed a Central Ohio woman last month, NewsChannel 4 reported. The shooting occurred Nov. 10 at Paydays South, located at 3408 S. High St. On Monday, investigators examined a bullet that was pulled from a van at the used car lot in southern Franklin County. Ballistic evidence linked the bullet to the one that killed Gail Knisley, 62, of Washington Court House. It is the 15th shooting that authorities believe is connected...
  • Texas DOT Meeting On I-45 Expansion (Houston, TX)

    12/05/2002 3:53:11 PM PST · by anymouse · 5 replies · 484+ views
    Texas Department of Transportation | 12/5/02 | Mr. Lance Olenius
    Texas DOT Meeting On I-45 Expansion The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a public meeting for the proposed expansion of Interstate Highway 45 from Beltway 8 (Sam Houston Tollway) to FM 518 in Friendswood. The purpose of this meeting is to gather public input on the proposed expansion. The meeting will be structured as an open house, and the public is invited to attend any time between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at Clear Brook High School, 4607 FM 2351, Friendswood, Texas. Exhibits will be displayed and representatives from TxDOT...
  • In Artist's Freeway Prank, Form Followed Function

    05/09/2002 6:45:09 AM PDT · by boris · 17 replies · 228+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05-09-2002 | HUGO MARTÍN
    In Artist's Freeway Prank, Form Followed Function Transit: Unauthorized addition to sign went unnoticed for months. No charges planned. The origin of the added directions on this sign escaped official notice for months. (Photos credit: ALEX GALLARDO / LAT) May 9, 2002 By HUGO MARTÍN, Times Staff Writer What more could an artist want? An unusual medium. A chance to take a jab at the establishment. An almost endless audience, speeding to see the work. Richard Ankrom created that enviable milieu above an unlikely canvas--the Harbor Freeway in downtown Los Angeles. For two years, the rail-thin artist planned and...