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Old 07-27-2007, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Really bad accident on I-40 right now, both sides are closed down due to a tractor trailer accident.

Just a heads up for those who have to leave RTP this afternoon, they dont know when it will re-open.

I-40 Shut Down After Fiery Tractor-Trailer Crash :: WRAL.com
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:50 PM
 
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I'll bet the people trapped under the wreckage were saying "Oh man, and I was so worried about living next to a nuclear power plant".

I know. . . .poor taste. . . . but I couldn't stop myself. . .
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Old 07-27-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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I know. . . .poor taste. . .
You said it.

It mentions no fatalities, so I hope it stays that way. Best wishes to those injured and may they recover.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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It usually takes them awhile to announce fatalities due to contacting family.

Very sad to say the least! I have a friend now driving from Clayton to Durham to pick me up and she's driving through Cary. She said the traffic was just as bad.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:10 PM
 
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They will say they are fatalities without identifying them. Simply means they have not been reported yet, at least of the time that was posted.

Everytime I hear about something like this I know one day that could be me under that wreckage. I've come too close too many times. Driving can be dangerous, especially when you do it for a living.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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My car is at the dealership in Chapel Hill for maintenance. The courtesy van is coming to get me at my office and take me back to the dealership, then I have to drive home to west Garner. Should be a long commute.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:20 PM
 
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A good reason to wish that mass transit worked out here.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:24 PM
 
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A good reason to wish that mass transit worked out here.
It can as soon as people stop saying it won't.

If it can work where I live, and if it can work in Dallas/Fort Worth (both of which are even more sprawled out than the Triangle) it can work anywhere. There are no excuses that are valid anymore.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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It just can't develop the ridership since passengers would need a way to get from the destination station to their final destination at all reasonable hours.

I'm a railfan from NYC and would love to pitch for trains, but they were just turned down by the Urban Mass Transit Administration - no $ for us.
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:34 PM
 
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Then expect more highways, more concrete and more stories like this. Don't know what else to tell you.

It is amazing that a new American major metropolitan area emerging in the 21st century is rejecting transit and claiming they don't have the funds when NCDOT already taxes the bejesus out of you all. We paid for our light rail and our new highway projects somehow without paying road use taxes. With that added revenue, NCDOT could do so much more.
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