Morning Commute Warning: Multiple crashes on Interstate 40 cause big delays out of Raleigh

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orange_melted

If there was one good thing to say about the pandemic, it sure did make the morning commute almost pleasurable. I would officially say we are back to our regular BS driving patterns in the triangle.


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violetpretty66

Agreed. Six Forks is back to being a nightmare. I haven't ventured further and I will never commute to RTP again.


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CrystalMenthol

It was so weird when I went to the office one day to take care of some stuff shortly after lockdown started last year. "Rush hour" was three or four other cars and me, for several miles of interstate.


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The_Real_NaCl

Always the stretch between Wade Ave. and 540… people absolutely fly through that section and give no fucks about safety. Sad for the people that end up involved in this mess whether it be due to unsafe drivers or otherwise.


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noreast2011

The lay out on I40 west from 290-274 is stupid. There's so many "false lanes", 1.5 mile acceleration lane that end suddenly for half a mile then re open into an exit lane.


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violetpretty66

Giving 0 fucks seems to be a Raleigh mood, and not where it counts.


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TedtheTitan

I used to have to take that section daily and even though my commute is only 15 minutes now I wfh just to not go on it. So many stupid people going fast and feeling entitled.


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FourLoko4Loco

That stretch is the Wild West! I love it.


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SpaceJesusInSpace

So, a Thursday on I-40.


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violetpretty66

Take me to space Jesus, I'll take my chances with a meteor.


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Classic-Ad-5359

Thanks for the heads up. I’d already turned off the news for the morning


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Brilliant-Disguise-

People couldn't drive before the pandemic and with months of remote work, getting back out on the roads for the everyday grind again is blowing people's minds. Another case for companies to adopt some more permanent hybrid schedules. It could save someone's life, in more ways than one.


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BarfHurricane

Considering that no feasible public transit option exists, the only hope to drive down car accidents locally is permanent remote working arrangements. Yet most of the companies I have interviewed with locally want ass in seats. It's depressing.


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stu17

My company is based in DC. I’ve been working from home for almost 3 years now. Good luck ever getting me back in an office.


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violetpretty66

But NO! Let's risk our life and destroy the environment, while spending time and money every fucking day, just to WORK.


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potatobug25

Well, that'll explain why my should be a 30 min commute took about 1 hour this morning.


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ManchuWarrior25

Anyone notice how it seems like the same spots all the time.


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violetpretty66

Amen. How many of them were looking at their phones?


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Cramer_Rao

While they do have accident info, they don’t have great information on traffic flows through all roadways. Without good info on underlying traffic flow, the # of accidents will generally track places with higher traffic flow. You need both to determine where the accident rate is unusually high.


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IfHeDiesHeDiesHeDied

Being at fault for doing dumb shit doesn’t qualify?


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Dloms45

It's also just a numbers game. More people means more accidents


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pierretong

they do -


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violetpretty66

Y'all got me in a mood to start a revolution today!


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IfHeDiesHeDiesHeDied

It will not be televised.


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Kinetic92

Add water to these streets guarantees multiple crashes.


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violetpretty66

In California rain literally doubles commute time. It took me over 4 hours once to get from San Diego to LA, and I almost got fired for being late to work. Because you know, I shouldn't have made any plans when I had a minimum wage night shift to get to. 🤣


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nstraleigh

There's always a lot of slow, heavy work vehicles mixed in with the commuters, which probably doesn't help.


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cristine02

I hate that stretch of highway. I take the slow way to RTP using city streets even though I know I'll get to work faster if I take the highway.


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violetpretty66

It's safer, worth the wait!


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itsalwaysamyth

Learned to drive in New Jersey and driven all over Los Angeles / SF Bay - nothing has terrified me more than I-40.


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violetpretty66

Atlanta is the scariest for me.


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Wretchfromnc

Same this afternoon, may have been 440, 2 vehicles collided and narrowed all the traffic down to one lane. Lots of rain this afternoon, the places that flooded last week are flooding this week and they will be flooding next week if it rains hard enough.