Tag Archive | transportation

Beware of the fog, Susquehanna Valley

It’s that time of year again, Susquehanna Valley: the time of year it looks like a horror movie outside with fog so thick you can’t see too far ahead.

Just in time for Halloween – a creepy atmosphere to start your day – muahahaha!

It was pretty bad this morning:

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The worst was crossing right over the river, where you couldn’t see the river surface at all, but obviously, for safety reasons, I could not take anything pictures there.

This is just a friendly reminder to make sure you’re lights are on and drive carefully. I can’t believe how many cars I see on days like this that don’t have their lights on! It’s a simple way to stay visible, people!

And watch out for any monsters that may be lurking in the fog.

How do we stop texting while driving?

Yesterday on Facebook, a story brought out a surprisingly large reaction from users.

We asked “How do we stop texting while driving?” while linking to a story about a woman who was charged with manslaughter for texting while driving before a fatal crash.

People had some good ideas.

untitledI guess what struck me though, were those that said maybe it can’t be stopped.

They have a point: we outlaw texting while driving, drinking and driving, speeding, but that doesn’t stop people from doing it.

So can anything be done? Should technology take care of it?

I don’t know.

What do you think – can texting while driving be stopped?

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?

You Might Have Missed It: North Shore Railroad headquarters

I love old-fashioned architecture, especially some that tells a story.

The North Shore Railroad company headquarters on Priestley Avenue in Northumberland does just that:

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The railroad station building is a great reminder of the region’s logistics and transportation roots, while emphasizing that they are still very much a part of our modern economy.

You can check out more details later this month in our Commerce section, but logitics and transportation in the area is booming. – but many don’t realize  the NSRR headquarters are there, tucked beside the river in Northumberland.

If you love railroad architecture, this is a must see.

Send me your favorite local hidden gems at awislock@dailyitem.com!