Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Drive I35, east on 820. If you're feeling really brave, enter 35 at Meacham. Travel the narrow, winding lane, with no shoulder, and bad striping, next to concrete barriers you could reach out and touch. Pay attention to all the signs, there's a ton of them telling you the exits are closed, or lanes are, or more are about to be.
When there is a wreck, how do you think the emergency responders get to you? Yeah, it ain't easy. Where do all those people in the two lane holding cell behind you go? Nowhere.
Which is exactly what happened today in Haltom City. Luckily there were no fatalities when a truck went off a bridge into the creek bed below. Traffic was shut down all day. People were stuck for hours. (pictures at FWST)
They're going to be stuck for years.
Guess it's a good thing it wasn't raining. We've seen what happens to that creek when it rains. Sometimes, it too, shuts down the freeway.