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Old 01-09-2010, 03:33 PM
 
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We were going over to Bridge Street today and drove north on the Pkwy to get on 565 West... which was CLOSED, as was the entrance to 565 East.

Huh???

So we (and thousands others) had to drive to University and turn left. Oh, the fun.

On our way home we got on 565 @ Research Pk going east, no problem at all. But as we approached Governors we saw the orange barrels out and you HAD to exit.

Are you KIDDING me??? It's Saturday! The roads are CLEAR! Who in the world is responsible for that bone-headed decision?
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I think the bridges are so cold that the roadway is frozen and slick.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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No, they were clear except for a little snow on the sides.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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No, they were clear except for a little snow on the sides.

There might not have been snow but there may have been long lengths of freezing road surface, or something like black ice.

Why else would they close them?
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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This does highlight a big problem with this city. There is no excuse that we do not at least have the equipment to keep the major North/South and East/West corridors open in this town.

There is also no excuse for them not having crews out there all day yesterday or today clearing those overpasses. There is no more moisture.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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There might not have been snow but there may have been long lengths of freezing road surface, or something like black ice.

Why else would they close them?
So why were none of the overpasses closed? Why was the Parkway not closed?

And on top of that, why are there NO detour signs for people not familiar with this area?
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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There is also no excuse for them not having crews out there all day yesterday or today clearing those overpasses. There is no more moisture.
Exactly. I can imagine what Monday morning is going to be like if those cones are still there and 565 is closed
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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So why were none of the overpasses closed? Why was the Parkway not closed?

And on top of that, why are there NO detour signs for people not familiar with this area?

I really don't know. I came home last night around 9 from HSV airport and all the roads 565 to Governors to 431 to Hampton Cove were dry, clear, clean, and safe.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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Why else would they close them?
AL, snow, and rational thought don't mix.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:09 PM
 
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It's snows in Hville every year and they know it's coming , there is no need for them to act like this Mobile or Florida during this time of the year. People say "we aren't use to snow in Alabama" that might be true for more southern parts of AL but Hville is north and I know it snows quite a bit in TN. So they should be more prepared.
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