Tag Archive | traffic

Bus crash grabs national attention

g000258000000000000ecd40e38473a66cc86a2a6ac4abfc792a6401b65Yesterday, the Valley was in the national news, but not for a good reason.

A Greyhound bus crashed on Interstate 80, killing one and injuring more than 40 others. Numerous national outlets picked up on the story.

Here’s some of the coverage:

It was a hectic day yesterday trying to follow this story as it developed and we’ll be following it again today.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated on the story, check back to dailyitem.com for more.

Motorists in Danville: Water main-gate 2013 has hit my neighborhood.

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This is Spruce Street in Danville as it has looked the last three days.

There was a water main break three days ago which left me without water for the night – but by morning the water was back on in my house. But the trucks and workers are still working, leaving the street completely blocked off.

Motorists be warned: they are completely detouring traffic around the lower half of the street, normally a pretty busy intersection.

I’m referring to this situation as Water main-gate because I feel like it has reached epic proportions – I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to park on Spruce Street again.

OK, maybe I’m being dramatic. But it’s very frustrating – and I continue to pray every time I reach for a faucet because I don’t want to go through that again.

There’s also huge puddles of water forming near the intersection of Ferry Street and Bloom Road – another huge intersection.

It’s not looking good.

I’ll keep you updated as to how it goes!

Worst construction spot in the Valley?

ImageIt’s spring – the birds are chirping, the temperature has finally risen above 50, and – of course – construction zones are everywhere.

Four of the major projects in the Valley are:

  • Route 54 through Danville
  • Route 11 into Northumberland from Danville
  • The Selinsgrove bridge work
  • Mifflinburg work on Route 45

That’s a lot. But how much do they affect your commute?

The Route 11 work does cause a litle hold-up heading into Norry, but traffic does seem to flow – it appears to be the same way with the Route 54 work, though traffic does stop frequently near the light at 11 and 54.

One zone I’ve heard horror stories about is the bridge work in Selinsgrove – people are being delayed – in some cases – over an hour in their journeys.

I haven’t heard about Mifflinburg, though apparently that’s a bad one too.

So now I ask you – what have you seen? What are your tips for getting through them?