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Probably not First Class

 

 

Source: Sent by a friend. Original source unknown (to me)

March 10, 2011 Posted by | crazy, traffic | Comments Off on Probably not First Class

Bring fries. We’ve got the mayo.

Oven roasted french fries

Image by Gudlyf via Flickr

Just after midnight on September 25th in Hyogo prefecture in western Japan, a two-lane highway was the scene of a really strange and potentially perilous accident involving a load of mayonnaise dozens of 500 gram bottles that fell off the back of a lorry. An eight-car pile-up that left three people injured, the accident involved a motorcycle, two trucks and five cars.Fortunately, none of the injuries were serious, but the many bottles were scattered over a 3.5-kilometer (2.2 miles) stretch of a two-lane highway.

via Mayonnaise Spill Causes Japanese Highway Pileup.

November 10, 2010 Posted by | accident messes, traffic | Comments Off on Bring fries. We’ve got the mayo.

Tough town…

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January 6, 2010 Posted by | traffic | , | Comments Off on Tough town…

Sticky situation

All lanes of Interstate 24 in south Nashville are back open Friday after crews worked to remove an adhesive spilled during an early-morning crash.

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews had closed off the right two lanes of I-24 East in the Antioch area Friday morning as they put down new reflectors. Police said that at about 5 a.m., a tractor-trailer driver moved to the left as directed but moved back into the right lanes before the construction zone ended.As a result, the tractor-trailer driver slammed into the back of a TDOT truck near Old Hickory Boulevard and then pushed the vehicle into the median…

Adhesive used to lay down reflectors spilled out of the TDOT truck and onto the interstate. Crews will be working to clean the adhesive off, a job made more difficult Friday morning, they said, because of freezing temperatures.

via Nashville News Story – WSMV Nashville.

December 17, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, traffic | , | Comments Off on Sticky situation

North Carolina must have the cleanest highways anywhere now

Participants in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Fall and Spring Litter sweeps removed more than 4.4 million pounds of litter from North Carolina roadways in 2008.

…More than 297,000 bags filled with litter were collected.

More at  CITIZEN-TIMES.com

December 28, 2008 Posted by | traffic | , | Comments Off on North Carolina must have the cleanest highways anywhere now

They may be icy but Anley, Iowa, streets smell good

The streets of Anley, Iowa, are not only well salted but they smell good too thanks to the 9 tons of garlic salt donated to the city by Tone’s Spice Company. A city road department spokesman said, “We’ll take salt wherever we can get it.”  There are some drawbacks though. One sanding/salt truck driver said his dog jumped up on his lap and started licking his pants and another said he wanted to order a steak and baked potato.

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December 19, 2008 Posted by | Food, traffic | , | Comments Off on They may be icy but Anley, Iowa, streets smell good

Latest ClustrMap for Oldster’s View. Hi out there!

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December 12, 2008 Posted by | Thanks, traffic | | Comments Off on Latest ClustrMap for Oldster’s View. Hi out there!

Somehow I-5 doesn’t seem so bad now…

Evening rush in New Delhi

July 11, 2008 Posted by | Cars, traffic | , | Comments Off on Somehow I-5 doesn’t seem so bad now…

And you thought congestion was a modern thing…

June 27, 2008 Posted by | People, traffic | , | Comments Off on And you thought congestion was a modern thing…