Archive for Thursday, August 5, 2010

Turnpike accident cleared, replaced by rush hour congestion

August 5, 2010, 2:44 p.m. Updated August 5, 2010, 4:25 p.m.


Milepost 205 on I-70

An injury accident caused a traffic backup on eastbound I-70 at mile post 205 just east of Lawrence Thursday afternoon.

A text alert from the Kansas Turnpike Authority said traffic was "at a stand still" just after 2:30 p.m.

Emergency crews cleared the highway by 3:30 p.m., but rush hour traffic combined with leftover congestion from the accident made for slow driving.

The amount of people injured and the severity of the injuries was not available.


Crystal Patterson 5 years, 2 months ago

This is the type of breaking news that should be in a breaking news text.

Crystal Patterson 5 years, 2 months ago

or maybe it was, I unsubscribed from breaking news texts on Tuesday after receiving so many regarding the election. I doubt it was though as I rarely get news alerts regarding traffic back-ups.

ruette 5 years, 2 months ago

The "amount" of people injured? Do you mean like 60% of one person and 37% of another?

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