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Old Yesterday, 05:23 PM
 
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Wow that's terrible.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/te...ash/index.html

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At least six people were killed and at least 36 people taken to hospitals in a pileup involving dozens of vehicles in poor weather on Interstate 35W in the Texas city of Fort Worth on Thursday morning, officials said.

The crash was one of several reported in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas during dicey weather conditions Thursday, including freezing rain and accumulating ice.
In Fort Worth, the I-35W pileup -- reported around 6 a.m. CT -- involved 75 to 100 vehicles over a roughly mile-long stretch, Fort Worth police Officer Daniel Segura said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt7rxczzMSE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdXoKnTT46A&t=4s
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Old Today, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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As a non-resident of the area, is this article fairly accurate? It is a bit of 'hindsight' rhetoric, but looks fairly well written.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-spot-...232557253.html
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Old Today, 10:06 AM
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I don't live on the northside but I have used those toll lanes several times... that's where the accident happened and it's a 75mph speed limit.

I can't say whether or not the road was treated (that's on TxDot) but even if it was, I saw A LOT of cars and trucks going much faster than they should have, mainly thanks to that poorly planned bottleneck at Belknap.
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Old Today, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't live on the northside but I have used those toll lanes several times... that's where the accident happened and it's a 75mph speed limit.

I can't say whether or not the road was treated (that's on TxDot) but even if it was, I saw A LOT of cars and trucks going much faster than they should have, mainly thanks to that poorly planned bottleneck at Belknap.
As per the article, it says the toll road operators are responsible for their roads. Not sure on where that starts or ends or whether it is relevant to the accident or not.
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Old Today, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Bedford
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As a non-resident of the area, is this article fairly accurate? It is a bit of 'hindsight' rhetoric, but looks fairly well written.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-spot-...232557253.html
That piece is from Gordon Dickson and he's pretty plugged into transportation issues in this area. He's spot on when it comes to the poor design of the interchange and the failure to do anything to address the merging traffic at 121 and 35.
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Old Today, 02:28 PM
 
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It is very sad what happened. This is going to lead to a massive lawsuit that toll tag users will have to fit the bill for.
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