facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
  • Most Commentedmost commented up
  • Most Emailedmost emailed up
  • Popularmost popular up
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Southbound Route I-680 reopens after accident



Published: Thu, October 20, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m.

Southbound Route I-680 reopened late this morning after a n accident near the Glenwood Avenue exit snarled traffic.

Earlier reports had rush-hour traffic backed up to the Meander Reservoir.

The crash at about 8 a.m. involved an undetermined number of tractor trailer trucks and passenger vehicles. Witnesses at the scene said at least three crushed cars are being removed from the scene.

For details, watch Vindy.com.


Comments

1legend33(169 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

There are not that many people that have jobby jobs in Y-town to be backed up to Meander

Suggest removal:

2jrolley325(800 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

that was one of the worst wrecks i've ever driven by. there's no way that a few people aren't dead from that.

Suggest removal:

3sweets0429(2 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I don't when people will learn to slow down on 680...it is really a shame. We have known for weeks now that construction is being done on 680.

Suggest removal:

4NilesOhio(730 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

857nafstrops - "Trucks are the scourge of the highway system."

I beg to differ - bad drivers "are the scourge of the highway system", regardless of whether they drive a truck or a BMW.

There are a lot of good truck drivers. Without them, the entire country would collapse.

Suggest removal:

5anothermike(211 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Time was when all truck drivers were safe an courteous....now? not so much....

Suggest removal:

6tburk1(30 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I have to say that I noticed last week, when driving on 680, that there is not enough warning that the lane is merging to a single lane. They should have "Construction Ahead" Or "One lane" signs up well ahead of the construction. It is easy to understand, considering that, how such a terrible accident could occur.

Suggest removal:

7Stan(9923 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

As soon as we get all of the domestic drilling stopped rail will be making a comeback . . . ..

Suggest removal:

8boxerlover(124 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

In defense of trucks, having traveled 680 recently, trucks were in the proper lane to get through the construction. It's the Super Hero wannabe's that "think" they can save three seconds by flying past the truckers to then cut them off that is causing these accidents. Everyone is in a hurry...nothing is more important than what they have to do or where they have to go..so you better get out of the way!!

Suggest removal:

9mjlynn(1 comment)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I've driven in many high traffic cities. I find the traffic markings on I-680 due to construction are not intuitive. I'm not sure what the exact problem is, I know there are a lot of signs, but there is something not intuitive about the markings.

Suggest removal:

10ElPolloRetrasado(202 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

If everyone would stay in the right lane EXCEPT for passing this wouldn't happen! The left lane is closed so if everyone was already in the right lane because they weren't actively passing someone there would be no merge issue! Funny, its in the laws that the left most lane is for passing purposes and not cruising yet there are still a million idiots in this state that can't grasp that simple concept!

Suggest removal:

11thisgirl(2 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I have to agree that for this construction area, there is clearly not enough signage. I travel it daily and people are getting into one lane before Conn./Belle Vista and have no idea why..then they get out because traffic is not moving and come to a curve that says MERGE NOW and they all try to cram in at the last minute. I saw this accident this morning and it was the worst I have seen by far.

Suggest removal:

12Nurse4psychs(1 comment)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I guess the big, blinking sign that says "left lane closed 1.5 miles ahead" isn't enough warning

Suggest removal:

13USNBOY413(17 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

OK you unemployed, lazy, fat, drug addicted, drunken, fools who reside in this scab of a city. You are all too quick to blame truckers because you have NO CLUE what goes on in the cab of these trucks. You lazy arses are too busy standing in the welfare line to even think about getting a job as a trucker. You have NEVER even ridden in one unless you were either concieved in one or you are a lot lizard. You derelects will blame the people with jobs but you wont complain about the dope fein getting off on the South ave. exit to get his dope who has run 10 people off the road. I have driven all over this country and in many foreign countries. If you retards cant handle 680 you need to procede directly to the BMV and turn in your drivers license (if you even have one). 680 aint got nothin on I-5! You people are the scourge! NOT the hard working dedicated truck drivers who HAVE A JOB AND SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES! You wastes of cockroach dung disgust me! Oh, and by the way, you people who want everything to run on the railroad; HAVE YOU SEEN THE CONDITION OF THE RAILROADS AROUND HERE? How is the train gonna get all of the stuff you buy with your EBT cards and Food stamps to the store? How many stores are even close to a railroad? You idiots type and dont think! Thats probably why youre all unemployed huh? You all need to be deported! America is the land of the blue collar, hard working men and women! NOT for scrounges looking for a hand out! GET A JOB!

Suggest removal:

14ccwaltripfan(2 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

boxerlover has a point. My husband is a truck driver and I have been on several trips with him. I am about to describe a scenario that happens to him AT LEAST 10 times a day. Truck driver driving in right lane at 60 mph which is not fast enough for the car behind him so car pulls out around and passes say 100 feet before the exit car needs. Now car pulls in front of him with maybe a car length between AND car slows to less than 60 mph because it needs to exit. Truck can barely slow down to avoid accident, but keep in mind if truck does hit car it is truck's fault and that is just not right. I think every single person who wants a driver's license should have to take some simulated truck course so car drivers could really understand what is involved. And to the point about using the rail system...what you gonna use to get the product from the rail to the destination...cars?

Suggest removal:

15mark(60 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

ccwaltripfan: To answer your last question: the same way it did before the Interstate Highway System was built. Long-range freight via rail would use less fuel and clear our highway system of all the interstate congestion that now plagues it. Already-constrained, four-lane 3Ds like I-680 would be used for what it should be: an urban loop for local traffic. When rail used to transport our goods, it would eventually have to be carried locally via truck. But most of the trucks on the Interstate highways today are not doing that, they are hauling goods across multiple states; thus, long-range truck transportation could be reduced by utilizing rail instead.

Suggest removal:

16tburk1(30 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

@ Nurse. Depending on which exit you get on 680 from you won't see the sign... DUH!

Suggest removal:

17squigglyjams(11 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

There was a doozey of an accident yesterday, mid-afternoon, around the same area. This one in particular, there are many tricky driving spots on this highway.

Suggest removal:

18DOLE2(594 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I was right there when it happened , but didn't see much becouse I was texting.....

Suggest removal:

19walter_sobchak(1912 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

carlstaatz,
Of course, you know the rules for traffic routing in construction zones on the interstates, don't you? Maintenance of traffic in such zones is an engineered product and specific plans are prepared, reviewed, and accepted by the various transportation agencies. While the zones may be short, they are figured for a highway with a speed limit of 50 mph. Unfortunately, most people are doing between 60 and 70 mph and are trying to be the first vehicle to enter the merge zone.

Freight is shipped via rail already. I see many railcars with trucks on them, but have never seen a truck with a railcar strapped to it. You still need trucks for short routes, local delivery, and on-time crititcal delivery. There is just a huge demand for shipping! I feel for most of these truck drivers. It is a difficult, demanding job and I try to give them a break whenever possible.

Suggest removal:

20CantStandYa(125 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

USNBOY413

You Should tell us how you really feel

Suggest removal:

21whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Damn shame when you have to read the obits to find a job.

Glad I'm retired.

Suggest removal:

22redgpgtp(37 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

That area where you enter 680 westbound from Mahoning Avenue is the worst because people merge to fast into the driving lane rather than driving a few yards with their blinkers on before merging right .

Suggest removal:

23LoveWins(35 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

USNBOY413:

....um, wow. Woah. I mean, take it easy, bud.

I think someone forgot their medication this morning.

Suggest removal:

24anothermike(211 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Don't know how many people ever noticed this (or are aware) that since it's inception, many of I-680's on and off ramps are ass backwards....people jumping on in front of people attempting to exit. Both North and South...one example: Cresent St. "on" and Conn-Belle Vista off. Guess we are just used to it......

Suggest removal:

25Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Right on Stan you have the answer again .
How can one person be so right all the time
I hope all the readers look at comment # 9 and see how unbelievable Smart Stan is .
He needs to be governor

Suggest removal:

26DOLE2(594 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

You are right Another MIke,remember 680 was designed over 50 years ago....best thing to do even in perfect conditions is to do speed limit!

Suggest removal:

27cambridge(3013 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

In some parts of the country highway construction is done at night.

Suggest removal:

28CassAnn(252 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Stan, you are usually more intelligent than that. Rail is not fast enough for many products. A single train delay can shut down an entire factory and cost alot of $. Fresh food and produce cannot move fast enough on rail, neither can most mail. Even what rail CAN haul, still makes its way on to trucks to the final destination and probably started out on a truck too. People are not smart enough to realize that all the regulations and $$ they are cracking down on trucking companies and drivers end up coming out of the consumers pockets. Consumers pay for the fuel hikes, turnpike fees, equipment upgrades, driver recruiting, etc etc in the form of higher prices on the store shelves. Department of Transportation has managed to squeeze the driver regulations so tight that they are eliminating safe experienced drivers and replacing them with inexperienced rookies who are learning to drive an 80,000 pound bobsled in the winter for the first time, all under the guise of "safety". It is not a pretty picture.

Suggest removal:


News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Marketplace
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2014 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes | Pittsburgh International Airport