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JT
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2011 12:01:00 AM

What was the cause of your most recent unexpected traffic delay?
Traffic accident
Police, fire or ambulance activity (non-accident)
Construction
RR Xing, drawbridge, oversize load, off-road eqpt.
Signal malfunction / road damage
Weather / natural disaster
Unknown cause / other

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iwannavet
Champion Author Kitchener-Waterloo

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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2013 9:06:42 AM

construction
GASOG
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Meth Lab bust
Chulie13
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2013 6:38:01 PM

Road Work.
april4
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2013 7:34:21 AM

Traffic accident
M_Pruz
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2013 10:40:13 PM

weather
iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2013 11:14:42 AM

onstruction
iwannavet
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Message Posted: Jan 7, 2013 10:35:14 AM

Construction
sonicmustang
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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 9:56:48 PM

Traffic accident
achung53
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Traffic accident
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2012 7:11:53 AM

heavy traffic
boops54
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Funeral procession
googlee
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2011 8:04:06 AM

Construction
wrunner
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2011 7:32:22 PM

Off ramp construction on I64.
green_lantern
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2011 7:18:44 PM

congestion.
95Vette
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2011 1:31:15 PM

Funeral procession.
estroh
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Construction
RDIL
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construction
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construction...road work
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Congestion
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Construction
flyersguy
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A bad fan clutch
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Parade for Dallas Maverick's
HuoXingC
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Construction.
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Construction
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Construction
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Construction
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road construction
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traffic accident
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Signal malfunction / road damage
celia2011
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Message Posted: May 14, 2011 2:04:29 PM

Weather / natural disaster
celia2011
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Message Posted: May 14, 2011 2:03:42 PM

Traffic accident
Nermal16
Rookie Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: May 2, 2011 11:00:52 PM

A pedestrian was killed and traffic was backed up for miles while paramedics/tow trucks and police had the road blocked.
TriniB
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Message Posted: May 2, 2011 8:54:30 PM

Traffic accident
bja0030
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2011 11:53:30 PM

HEAVEY TRAFFIC
TXRico
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2011 4:32:56 AM

military checkpoint
CruiserKY
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2011 2:28:12 PM

City traffic accident, but the delay was not a major one like and accident on the interstate will cause.
joekatp
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2011 9:09:56 AM

Bad weather...icy/slippery roads to be specific.
bja0030
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2011 11:44:44 AM

heavey traffic
xMADMAGx
Rookie Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2011 2:18:37 PM

A really, really big Case tranktor (tractor with rubber bulldozer like tracks) trying to pass a trash truck with some sort of engine problem (or maybe he was just deploying a big blue smoke screen to evade the tranktor...) uphill on the interstate, no joking.

32 in a 70 for almost 5 miles. Probably would not be that big of a deal, but traffic stacked up at my exit because of it.
Tammy1OH
Sophomore Author Cincinnati

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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2011 10:57:35 PM

It was a car accident.
dewNH
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2011 12:06:09 PM

People in a rush causing a wreck
g747
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2011 11:36:56 AM

Auto Fender Benders Wrecks.
wrunner
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2011 9:42:04 AM

It was a car accident.
bja0030
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2011 8:49:11 AM

HEAVEY TRAFFIC
cheri46
Rookie Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2011 12:36:50 AM

Police had the upper highway closed for what we could tell at the time was NOTHING, even the eye in the sky could see no problem just a police barricade at one end and another 4 kms down the road. A waste of time if you ask me !!
Kellye11
Rookie Author Denver

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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2011 12:01:14 AM

Pothole being fixed!
DesertBuddie
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2011 1:59:05 PM

construction on I-95 in Georgia
Jacques1249
Rookie Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Feb 25, 2011 12:59:53 PM

Traffic accident resulting from an impatient driver "following too closely".
cath1955
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2011 3:21:56 PM

The Fog.
bja0030
Champion Author New Mexico

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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2011 8:45:09 AM

HEAVY TRAFFIC.
FedExMan2011
Rookie Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2011 2:42:20 PM

Aside from the obvious weather or accidents, On my travels in Fort Worth, between 183 where it splits to 121 and 820 North, the 820 section going west towards IH35 is usually just people not letting other people in front of them, discourteous driving habits. There is rarely an accident and really no need to have the traffic back up at the entrance ramp right after Rufe Snow. If you travel that way, have you ever noticed how all of a sudden traffic speeds up for no reason between the Rufe Snow entrance ramp and the Halthom Road exit?. Rubber neckers and perceived traffic conditions contributes to 85% of the traffic in that area alone in my estimation.

When I was in Pittsburgh recently I notice the highway department actually has a sign that says something to the effect of "Please allow drivers to merge in front of you" (Best drivers I have seen. We Texas drivers could learn a lesson or two)


[Edited by: FedExMan2011 at 2/9/2011 2:47:40 PM EST]
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