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Topic: 7-hour traffic jam on I-85?
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7-hour traffic jam on I-85?

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 11:29 AM
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there would be lifeless bodies strewn along the highway if this had happened to me........

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Gardner was traveling south on I-85 Saturday, on his way from Charlotte to Spartanburg, when he got stuck in what he called the longest traffic jam he’s ever experienced.

“I thought it would be about an hour, and then it wasn’t,” he said. “And time kept going on longer and longer and longer.”

Gardner said he was stuck near mile marker 87 in Cherokee County for almost seven hours.

“We stopped on the freeway at about 11:15 in the morning and we got going just after 6:00,” he said.

“There was a car behind me with a 5-month-old baby. People had turned off their engines to conserve gas, and there were a lot of people who really had to use the restroom and there was no place to go,” he said. “I had a couple of bottles of water back there and my daughter had some leftover peanut butter crackers, so I used that to snack on while I was waiting.”

Because they were in the chute portion of the I-85 widening project, there was no way to get out.

“I was on a one-lane road of the interstate, surrounded by cement walls, and there was no shoulder; so, there was no place for us to go forward because of the accidents, and behind us, there were trucks, and they weren’t able to make room for cars to squeeze by.”



https://www.wspa.com/news/scdot-to-add-gaps-in-walls-of-chute-on-i-85-after-major-back-up/


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You could've seen that coming?

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 11:35 AM
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1 in a million chance, doc.

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even if I know how to get somewhere

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 11:40 AM
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I have gotten into the habit of still using google maps to possibly avoid traffic jams like this

It does not work all the time, but for the times it does it is heavenly



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Posted: May 6, 2021, 11:44 AM
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Waze is your friend

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 11:44 AM
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because, speed traps

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hey

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:13 PM
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google maps now has that also

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Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!


#Waze4LYFE

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 1:37 PM
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Google maps suck...except you know what is cool about google maps? AERIAL. This is a neat feature.

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Hi Willmo. I’m 7spots. I see you’ve been a member of this board for a while.

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:17 PM
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But for some reason, it feels like I’m seeing you for the first time. It’s nice to meat you.

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hey 7spots

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:25 PM
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nice to meat you

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Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile,
Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile!!!!


I hate those things. HATE them.

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 11:48 AM
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BIL is doing the I-26 widening in Columbia, and they're going to have them. Luckily he already plans to have gaps in it, to prevent this worst case scenario. But yeah, those are bad. The rule is you have to keep the same NUMBER of original lanes open both ways. So when they're widening, they add a chute to the opposite side of the road to keep the two lanes flowing each direction. That gives them two lanes to work on building/paving/grading/whatever on one side.

But if there's a wreck, or someone stalls, runs out of gas, has a flat tire, or whatever, it's a traffic nightmare. Even with the gaps, it's bad. Way BIL explained it, it's a requirement/code from SCDOT per their contract. I'm thinking the construction company may get in trouble for not having them there, but not sure.


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Two words - Waze. Even if you know where you are going.

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:13 PM
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I tell our fleet guys this all the time. They don't listen - they get stuck - I ask if they were using Waze - they say "I knew where I was going" - I don't pay them.

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What's the other word?***

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:48 PM
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Slavery

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 1:39 PM
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That's what making someone work without pay is.

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Strategery***

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:05 PM
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There's something in these hills.


No good way around 85 up there though. And if you happen

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:54 PM
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to get caught in the tunnel, there's no getting out.

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Honestly, W T F doesn't use Waze nowadays?

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 1:36 PM
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I even use it to and from work just for this reason. Saved me from a few surprises along the way.

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I switched from Waze to Google Maps recently

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:06 PM
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Waze was lagging.

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There's something in these hills.


A lot of people wanting to get off on

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:29 PM
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19B

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The mismanagement of that project is bordering on criminal

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:52 PM
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That might be the worst stretch of road in the country, I have no idea how 10 people a day aren't dying. I unfortunately drive through there once a week or so, rarely do I see any actual work being done. How many years has it been like that now? 4, 5?

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I'm sorry SCDOT didn't have this worked out before hand

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 12:59 PM
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I'm sorry for those who messed their pants... no, really I am on this one. :)

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 1:35 PM
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But a lot of people need to be fired.

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Re: 7-hour traffic jam on I-85?

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 1:56 PM
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Preview of the Biden Infrastructure Plan aka the BIP.

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You should use Waze to bring you back to the P&R bored.***

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:05 PM
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What's their icon for...

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:07 PM
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Humorless sumbitch stuck on the Lunge roadway?

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He's too

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:13 PM
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retardded to know the difference. But it's okay. He's helped make P&R the stupidest forum on the goddammned planet. Maybe he can do the same over here?

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HOLY MOTHER OF MOTHRA THAT COULD HAVE BEEN ME.

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:19 PM
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I went through The Chute on the way to Asheville Friday. I welcome all of your thoughts and prayers, as well as Amazon gift cards.

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Lord, that woulda made a great "How was your Weekend?" post***

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Posted: May 6, 2021, 3:11 PM
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