Traffic Jam in Springfield? - January 2, 2007
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My house

My House could use a snow plow please.

snowdrift

Snow drift to the east down 10th ave. is at least six feet tall.

Main street

Traffic backed up on Main Street Jan 2 at noon.

 

January 2, 2007

At around noon on Main street traffic was stacked up in both directions as people, mostly trucks were trying to get through and out of town. The jam was caused by a semi truck carrying mail trying to turn around. He didn't make it. Heavy equipment hooked onto the back end of the trailor and just pulled it over the ice to get in lined up with the road so that it could proceed north.

Helpers

Above, volunteers help to clear the way into the drug store. Below, cars and trucks are stacked up as far as the eye can see.

Traffic backed up

Semi truck caused traffic to come to a standstill on 287.

So here is the problem and this is what is holding everybody up. The truck facing the camera is tow truck, and the trailor belongs to a mail truck.

U.S. Mail truck

The vehicle behind the Semi truck hooked on and back up and pulled the trailor sideways on the ice in line with the road going north. An icy road can be of good use sometimes. The tires simply slide sideways.

Moving again

Then the Main Street Traffic begins to move, directed by local Policemen. Trucks moving means that we will soon get supplies for our local grocery store. Mail is not being delivered to residents because of the snow. It may be two weeks before we see any mail.

Stage Coach Inn

People watched from the Stage Coach Hotel above.

Police

Thanks to local law enforcement, who directed traffic.

Traffic on Main

Many of the large trucks carried snow plows to unknown destinations south on highway 287. This picture was taken from in front of the drug store over mounds of snow.


Clearing the Drug StoreVolunteers were helping to get the sidewalk access cleared for people who need to get to the drug store for medicine.

 

 

 

Life is too important to take seriously.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. I will do my best to answer them.

 


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