All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘highway’

Water Main Break Causes Malibu Highway To Shut Down

On November 27, part of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu was shut down after a water main break caused a sinkhole to appear on the thoroughfare as well as causing flooding in the surrounding area. The break occurred near the Pacific Coast Highway and Trancas Canyon road at 6:50 p.m. After the incident, a full closure was ordered for the …

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I-25 Pileup in Denver Injures 30, Kills One

A vehicle pileup occurred on Interstate 25 in Denver, Colo., Saturday. The multiple-crash was first reported at 10:50 a.m. The Colorado Department of Transportation has determined that the 104-vehicle pileup involved two separate accidents. The northbound interstate was closed for nearly five hours while traffic was at a standstill for at least a mile long. Motorist Darrell Barber told The Denver Post that …

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The Science Behind Traffic Jams

Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads not guilty. It is the same for drivers in traffic; we are traffic, but we wonder how traffic can possibly exist (all while it’s secretly killing us). Inspired by Tom Valderbilt’s presentation (the video above), Brad Plumer over at The Washington Post typed an excellent piece on why traffic accumulates, of which, was the …

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