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crash closes nb lanes on i-45 n at hardy toll road


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1a five-vehicle crash caused a traffic mess during the afternoon rush hour on interstate 45 on wednesday.a five-vehicle crash caused a traffic mess during the afternoon rush hour on interstate 45 on wednesday.crash closes nb lanes on i-45 n at hardy toll road1 / 1back to galleryall northbound main lanes of i-45 north at the hardy toll road were closed because of an accident on wednesday afternoon but the accident clear shortly after 5 p.m.the crash involving five vehicles closed the lanes at about 3:53 p.m., according to houston transtar. the wreck was cleared at 5:03 pm., according to transtar, but the right shoulder and right lane remain closed.  no further information is currently available.check back later for more updates in this developing report. ge






super bowl li had an enormous effect on hub’s traffic (5 p os) : thechive


“everyone likes to root for their home teams, so we found some of the largest traffic fluctuations in the states of m achusetts and georgia. in both, traffic dropped sharply at the beginning of the game, with georgia reaching a low of -37% below average at around 9pm. even as defeat seemed certain, m achusetts traffic still remained lower at -40%. then something amazing happened — the patriots began one of the largest turnarounds in football history. as word quickly got around to bay staters, traffic plummeted to -53% below average at 10pm, about the same time as it began to increase in georgia.”






pornhub’s insights page delves into valentines day stats (7 photos) : thechive


“traffic on valentine’s evening drops as low as -19% for visitors under the age of 34, but the 18-24 group hit’s their low an hour later at 11pm versus 10pm for 25-34s. interestingly, the 25-34 traffic is below average throughout the afternoon, but the 18-24 year old group has equally above average traffic during the same time period. 35 to 44 year olds have a sudden +4% increase in traffic around 6pm, before dropping off after 8pm and reaching a low of -15% at 10pm. 45 to 54 year olds have the least change on valentine’s evening, with a low of -12% at 10pm. visitors over the age of 55% have the earliest traffic drop of all age groups, down nearly 10% between 6pm to 7pm.”






pornhub’s insights page delves into valentine’s day stats (7 photos) : thechive


“traffic on valentine’s evening drops as low as -19% for visitors under the age of 34, but the 18-24 group hit’s their low an hour later at 11pm versus 10pm for 25-34s. interestingly, the 25-34 traffic is below average throughout the afternoon, but the 18-24 year old group has equally above average traffic during the same time period. 35 to 44 year olds have a sudden +4% increase in traffic around 6pm, before dropping off after 8pm and reaching a low of -15% at 10pm. 45 to 54 year olds have the least change on valentine’s evening, with a low of -12% at 10pm. visitors over the age of 55% have the earliest traffic drop of all age groups, down nearly 10% between 6pm to 7pm.”






vocabulary - what is the word that describe the traffic when vehicle totally sto


you may be thinking of gridlockdefined by dictionary.com as:1. the stoppage of free vehicular movement in an urban area because key intersections are blocked by traffic.2. the blocking of an intersection by vehicular traffic entering the intersection but unable to pass through it.here’s a great picture from timlane.org:






petsmart shares its hilarious, adorable pet p os with santa claus


p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 1of/181captioncloseimage 1 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york. p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 2 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york. p o: amy sussman/ap images for petsmart image 3 of 181these pet p os with santa claus were taken at petsmart on urday, dec. 10, 2016, in the brooklyn borough of new york.these pet p os with santa clau






rain hits uae, major traffic jams follow


commuters stuck in morning traffic due to scattered rain that fell across the country dubai: rain hit several parts of the country on tuesday morning, affecting commuters as they drove at a snail’s pace to work.the national centre of meteorology and seismology reported rainfall in the early hours of the morning across umm al quwain, abu dhabi, sharjah, and several parts of dubai.the heaviest traffic was witnessed along shaikh mohammad bin zayed road as motorists drove from sharjah to dubai.  heavy traffic was also recorded along al ittihad road, al khail road, and shaikh zayed road with tailbacks reaching up until al barsha. 






39.7 per cent drop in jumping red light in sharjah


944 instances of jumping red signal recorded in january, compared to 1,568 last yearsharjah: the sharjah police recorded 944 instances of motorists jumping the red light in january this year, officials said on saturday.the violations showed a decrease of 39.7 per cent compared with 1,568 violations recorded in january last year.captain jamal bu afra of traffic and patrol department of sharjah police, said this was one of the most serious traffic offences that often resulted in deaths or grave injuries.captain bu afra attributed the decrease in the number of violations to police efforts in improving traffic safety on the roads through awareness campaign and traffic plans.most of the violations were a result of speeding and drivers trying to cross the junctions before the signal turned red.c






thousands stranded in 50km-long traffic jam in china


the country has seen rising traffic on roads since february 1 as the week-long lunar new year holiday drew to an endbeijing: thousands of chinese motorists have been left stranded in a m ive traffic jam as millions started to return from a week-long national holiday, media reports said.footage taken of the beijing-hong g expressway on shows traffic backing up in the capital for some 50km, daily mail online reported.across the country, people were left stuck in their vehicles as people returned home before the first working day of the new year.the country has seen rising traffic on the road since february 1 as the week-long lunar new year holiday drew to an end, reported the people’s daily online.china is going through a 40-day-long lunar new year travel rush, which kicked off on january 13






seven in hospital, great western highway closed after four-car blaxland crash


five adults and two children have been taken to hospital after a four-car crash at blaxland, in the blue mountains, on sunday morning.emergency services arrived at the scene on the great western highway about 10.40am.nsw ambulance paramedics treated a total of 11 of people at the scene.police initially reported three adults had been taken to westmead hospital in a serious condition, but a hospital spokeswoman has since confirmed that just one female was admitted in a serious condition.advertisementfour adults were taken to nepean hospital with minor injuries, including two women aged 32 and 33, and two males, both 37, while two children were taken to westmead children's hospital.those who were taken to hospital had suffered a variety of chest, neck, leg and hand injuries.the great western






site redirects utah traffic to -ed videos to fight utah law : thechive


xhamster, a popular online repository of og hy, claim that more traffic to their site comes from utah than any other state and so they are taking on the humanitarian mission of education by redirecting all incoming traffic from the conservative state to their -ed based sister program, the box.the box is a program that answers viewers questions and xhamster claims that it is considered to be “pg-13.”in a public statement the site says “while we love , we don’t think that it should be relied on for ed any more than star wars is a substitute for science cl . utahns consume the most per capita of any state in the nation. let’s see if we can turn the thirstiest state in the nation into the most ually aware.”is it a responsible move by the company or an overstepping by a private group interferin






now, you can pay traffic fines in instalments


dubai police, first gulf bank sign agreement offering plan to credit card holdersdubai: motorists in dubai can now pay traffic fines in instalments, dubai police said on tuesday.motorists who hold credit cards from first gulf bank (fgb) can settle their traffic fines over a course of three, six, nine or twelve months — in interest-free instalments.the minimum payment under the instalments plan is dh1,000.the new service was launched on tuesday following an agreement signed by dubai police and the bank.all that fgb credit card holders have to do is to download the dubai police app, or use the police website to pay their fines. payments can also be made through service centres.brigadier humaid salem al suwaidi, acting director of finance at dubai police, said the agreement aims to open new c






site redirects traffic to -ed videos to fight utah law : thechive


xhamster, a popular online repository of og hy, claim that more traffic to their site comes from utah than any other state and so they are taking on the humanitarian mission of education by redirecting all incoming traffic from the conservative state to their -ed based sister program, the box.the box is a program that answers viewers questions and xhamster claims that it is considered to be “pg-13.”in a public statement the site says “while we love , we don’t think that it should be relied on for ed any more than star wars is a substitute for science cl . utahns consume the most per capita of any state in the nation. let’s see if we can turn the thirstiest state in the nation into the most ually aware.”is it a responsible move by the company or an overstepping by a private group interferin






air traffic control - how are landing aircraft handled during an emergency runwa


as a tower controller, in case of an unexpected unusual situation for an aircraft on final approach, this will be my list of priorities:clear the runway of other trafficdetermine if fire and rescue services need to get involved(call fire and rescue services)call approach and ask them to stop inbound traffic. in case of other traffic on final behind the emergency, coordinate missed approachesinstruct other aircraft on final to go around, in accordance with the coordination with approachthe above points will take me no more than 30 seconds to get through. this takes care of the most immediate priorities. i will then await the landing of the emergency plane, and coordinate with fire and rescue as appropriate.as for departing traffic on the ground - aircraft on their gate will be instructed to






donald trump insulted mark cuban on twitter and the push back was epic


on the day north korea decided to test a ballistic missile, president donald trump opted to attack dallas mavericks owner mark cuban on twitter."he backed me big-time but i wasn't interested in taking all of his calls," trump wrote sunday morning. "he's not smart enough to be president!" photo: twitter source: twittersource: twittercuban, being the sporting type, fired back. cuban tweeted "lol" and what appeared to be a private exchange between himself and trump, in which the tech wizard offered advice to then-candidate trump.see you in court: twitter sounds off on judges striking down travel banthe note also included a hand-written response from trump, effectively brushing off cuban's advice.but, then, cuban's and trump's twitter followers got in on the act.multiple tweets criticized trum






how elon musk is already solving la traffic congestion


elon musk wants to solve la’s traffic problems — one tunnel at a time.musk dreams of digging tubes underneath the city in the attempt to find an easier and more time-efficient solution to urban gridlock.he officially broke ground last month, using his very own boring machine, or “mole,” to dig a 30-feet-wide, 50-feet-long and 15-feet deep “test trench,” according to wired magazine.“we have no idea what we’re doing — i want to be clear about that,” the tesla founder explained last week.“we’re just going to figure out what it takes to improve tunneling speed by, i think, somewhere between 500 and 1,000 percent,” he said.the billionaire has been griping about the traffic situation in la for months, often taking to twitter to voice his disgust.“traffic is driving me nuts. am going to build a t






listen to an excerpt from deborah crombie's 'garden of lamentations'


p o: steve ullathorne author deborah crombie author deborah crombieauthor deborah crombie comes to houston monday to read and discuss her new novel.she'll be reading from "garden of lamentations," her 17th book about scotland yard detectives duncan kincaid and ma james.in this story, a young woman is found dead in a notting hill garden and ma james is brought in to investigate. she discovers that this garden has been the scene of more than one death - and as the detective investigates, yet another person meets a violent end in the park.if you haven't discovered this series before, read about crombie's duncan kincaid/ ma james series.crombie will be discuss and sign "garden of lamentations" at 6:30 p.m. monday at murder by the book, 2342 bissonnet; 713-524-8597 or murderbooks.com.the book






inbound traffic on southwest freeway snarled by 2 crashes


image 1 of 1houston transtar shows traffic backed up on the inbound southwest freeway about 7:30 a.m. monday, oct. 24, 2016.houston transtar shows traffic backed up on the inbound southwest freeway about 7:30 a.m. monday, oct. 24, 2016.






travel ban frays big oil ties in middle east


p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1buy p othe chevron refinery in richmond, calif., is seen on july 23, 2015. chevron, like other major oil companies, has operations in iraq, one of the seven nations affected by president trump’s travel ban.the chevron refinery in richmond, calif., is seen on july 23, 2015. chevron, like other major oil companies, has operations in iraq, one of the seven nations affected by president trump’s travel ban. p o: carlos avila gonzalez, the chronicle buy this p otravel ban frays big oil ties in middle east1 / 1back to gallerythe u.s. travel ban on citizens of seven predominantly muslim nations could backfire on chevron and other american energy companies as they try to forge delicate ties with countries like iraq for a






'shocking' traffic after water main bursts on kingsford smith drive


a burst water main has brought traffic to a standstill on kingsford smith drive on friday morning.queensland urban utilities has had to dig up the road to reach the pipe in the middle of the busy hamilton thoroughfare to reach the source of the problem. queensland urban utilities workers fix a burst water main on kingsford smith drive. p o: gabby arena-mckaya spokeswoman for the australian traffic network said the traffic was "shocking" after two lanes were closed.traffic was backed up both ways from the inner-city byp at bowen hills to harbour road at hamilton. queensland urban utilities workers fix a burst water main. p o: gabby arena-mckaya queensland urban utilities spokeswoman said the pipes had been repaired but the road would take several hours to fix."the pipe runs underneath the r






diesel spill snarls traffic in northwest harris county


a hazmat spill in northwest harris county brought traffic to a standstill on tuesday evening.just before 6 p.m., an 18-wheeler spilled diesel fluid in the 2600 block of west mount houston, closing all four lanes, according to harris county fire marshal's office spokeswoman rachel moreno. moreno said the spill was almost cleaned up at about 9:30, but could not give an official estimated time of when the lanes would reopen. 






nypd cops using illegal license plate covers to thwart traffic eras


scores of nypd cops have installed illegal flash-reflecting plastic covers on their personal-vehicle license plates that can thwart toll and traffic eras — and officials said a crackdown is under way.an “inside edition” investigation shared exclusively with the post before its airing thursday found covers on the plates of more than 100 cars displaying nypd placards parked outside station houses and courthouses around the city.the covers, which can be purchased online for as little as $6, ­allow the plates to remain visible but hide plate numbers on pics taken by toll and red-light eras.troopers say man tried to hide license plate to get through tollsnypd officials admitted the covers have been an issue and said they’re “working to address” it.“the department has instructed precinct command






irate judge takes traffic police to task in patna


police officer ordered to measure the time it take to travel from the judge’s home to courtpatna: a bihar judge ordered a senior police official to measure the time it took him to travel from his home to the court after the judge was delayed in traffic. the officer was quick to do so and escaped the wrath of the court.the incident occurred after patna high court judge chakradhari sharan singh reached his office about an hour late on friday owing to a traffic jam on the main road.this was the second time that the judge was late for work on a road that normally takes him less than 15 minutes to get to court.according to reports, the enraged judge immediately called up patna city’s superintendent of police and requested the traffic police officer responsible assigned to the road he uses to ge






crashes stall traffic on william hovell drive and barton highway


traffic is stalled in hawker and lyneham after separate crashes in slippery conditions on tuesday morning, which also saw a car roll over on fairbairn avenue.a four-car crash has badly affected city-bound traffic on william hovell drive in hawker, with cars backed up all the way to belconnen."all but one of the cars are now off the road," an act police spokeswoman said."tow trucks are on their way but traffic is rather built up."advertisementa two-car collision has slowed southbound traffic on the barton highway between northbourne avenue and randwick road.only one southbound lane remains open."it was just before the northbourne avenue turnoff," the spokeswoman said."attempts are being made to get the cars out of the way."a car also rolled on fairbairn avenue near pbell around 7.30am.the i






12 killed in dubai road accidents in january


dubai: one person was killed on dubai’s roads every day on average in the last week of january, dubai police said on wednesday.twelve people were killed in traffic accidents on dubai roads in january, a sharp increase from last year when traffic accidents claimed nine lives in the month.brigadier saif muhair al mazroui, director of traffic department at dubai police, told gulf news: “the number of deaths on the roads is a worrying figure as we aim to have zero death by 2020 as part of our strategy to reduce casualties on our roads.”the accidents were a result of dangerous offences like not leaving enough distance between vehicles, not paying attention to the roads and sudden swerving.despite police paigns to raise awareness among drivers and punishments, the number of deaths is still incre






8-vehicle accident blocks i-45 gulf freeway near 610 south


p o: houston transtar image 1of/3captioncloseimage 1 of 3a six-vehicle accident at i-45 gulf freeway northbound near the 610 south loop was blocks traffic heading toward downtown early tuesday, nov. 15, 2016.a six-vehicle accident at i-45 gulf freeway northbound near the 610 south loop was blocks traffic heading toward downtown early tuesday, nov. 15, 2016. p o: houston transtar image 2 of 3a six-vehicle accident at i-45 gulf freeway northbound near the 610 south loop was blocks traffic heading toward downtown early tuesday, nov. 15, 2016.a six-vehicle accident at i-45 gulf freeway northbound near the 610 south loop was blocks traffic heading toward downtown early tuesday, nov. 15, 2016. p o: houston transtar image 3 of 3a six-vehicle accident at i-45 gulf freeway northbound near the 610






19 dead in quad, three-wheel bike accidents


abu dhabi traffic police recorded 174 accidents in 2016 as bikers continue to flout traffic safety rules a quad biker riding in the desert on hatta road. the picture is used for illustrative purposes only. abu dhabi: the traffic police’s latest figures has revealed that in 2016, the capital recorded 174 quad and three-wheeler bike accidents that left 19 dead and 155 people with injuries.statistics issued recently by the general directorate of traffic at the ministry of interior also showed that out of the 174 accidents, 101 were caused by sudden collisions, 56 due to mechanical disruptions, and 16 were run over by other vehicles.   the most commonly flouted rule involved not wearing a helmet.statistics also revealed that 106 quad bikers were slapped with a dh200 fine, in addition to being






19 dead in quad, three-wheel bike accidents


abu dhabi traffic police recorded 174 accidents in 2016 as bikers continue to flout traffic safety rules a quad biker riding in the desert on hatta road. the picture is used for illustrative purposes only. abu dhabi: the traffic police’s latest figures has revealed that in 2016, the capital recorded 174 quad and three-wheeler bike accidents that left 19 dead and 155 people with injuries.statistics issued recently by the general directorate of traffic at the ministry of interior also showed that out of the 174 accidents, 101 were caused by sudden collisions, 56 due to mechanical disruptions, and 16 were run over by other vehicles.   the most commonly flouted rule involved not wearing a helmet.statistics also revealed that 106 quad bikers were slapped with a dh200 fine, in addition to being






former aldine isd coach sentenced for sex with student


photo: harris county sheriff image 1of/31captioncloseimage 1 of 31eber lopez, a former soccer coach at nimitz high school in aldine isd who admitted having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, will have to spend 60 days in jail after being sentenced tuesday, feb. 14, 2017 to eight years probation.keep going to see other houston-area teachers who have been charged with having improper relationships with students.  lesseber lopez, a former soccer coach at nimitz high school in aldine isd who admitted having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, will have to spend 60 days in jail after being sentenced tuesday, feb. ... more photo: harris county sheriff image 2 of 31houston-area teacher-student sex scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 201






police manhunt after vehicle chase through perth's south ends in crash


police are hunting for the passenger of the utility who fled from the scene of a crash that happened after an alleged police chase in perth's southern suburbs.one man has been arrested over the incident, which saw a high-performance holden ute chased by police through forrestfield, kewdale and manning, with the vehicle circling wa police headquarters and getting onto the causeway. the car hit a traffic light camera and was then hit from behind by a police car. photo: 9 news perththere are reports the black ute struck a number of cars on canning highway, including a police car, with reports of one driver being injured.the chase came to an abrupt end when the souped up car struck a traffic light camera and was then hit from behind by a police car that was following.police have taken the driv






houston nurse accused of staging husband's suicide in shooting death


steve hafer leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. his wife stands accused of his murder. steve hafer leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter. his wife stands...a 29-year-old nurse at md anderson cancer center accused in the shooting death of her husband last week broke down in court monday after seeing her family in the gallery.tu thien huynh is accused of using a s gun to kill her husband, steven hafer, on thursday then calling 911 and reporting it as a suicide, prosecutors said in court.investigators be e suspicious when huynh kept changing her story about the shooting, prosecutors said. the s gun had apparently been wiped clean and the trajectory did not match a self-inflicted wound.wanted: houston man accused of shooting 24-year-old from humblethe husband was found s in the bedroom, accordi






houston-area teachers that lost their license due to scandals


p o: chron image 1of/30captioncloseimage 1 of 30houston-area teacher-student scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 2010 and december 2016, 686 teachers in texas lost their teaching licence due to allegations of impropriety with a student. keep going for a look back at the houston-area educators who were charged with a crime after accu ions of relationships with students.  lesshouston-area teacher-student scandalsaccording to the austin american-statesman between january 2010 and december 2016, 686 teachers in texas lost their teaching licence due to allegations of impropriety ... more p o: chron image 2 of 30jameson norman - houston isdtea review opened: april 4, 2013 license surrendered: july 14, 2014 (466 days later) details: norman would leave debate tourna






i-17 northbound reopened north of new river


get the latest traffic conditions on azcentral.(p o: azcentral)the arizona department of transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of interstate 17 north of new river, but backups remain.the lanes were closed for about an hour following a crash just past table mesa road at milepost 237, according to adot. officials said backups are still about 6 miles long.read or share this story: http://azc.cc/2k7prdj






i-17 northbound reopened north of new river


get the latest traffic conditions on azcentral.(p o: azcentral)the arizona department of transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of interstate 17 north of new river, but backups remain.the lanes were closed for about an hour following a crash just past table mesa road at milepost 237, according to adot. officials said backups are still about 6 miles long.read or share this story: http://azc.cc/2k7prdj






i-17 northbound reopened north of new river


get the latest traffic conditions on azcentral.(p o: azcentral)the arizona department of transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of interstate 17 north of new river, but backups remain.the lanes were closed for about an hour following a crash just past table mesa road at milepost 237, according to adot. officials said backups are still about 6 miles long.read or share this story: http://azc.cc/2k7prdj






i-17 northbound reopened north of new river


get the latest traffic conditions on azcentral.(p o: azcentral)the arizona department of transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of interstate 17 north of new river, but backups remain.the lanes were closed for about an hour following a crash just past table mesa road at milepost 237, according to adot. officials said backups are still about 6 miles long.read or share this story: http://azc.cc/2k7prdj






i-17 northbound reopened north of new river


get the latest traffic conditions on azcentral.(p o: azcentral)the arizona department of transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of interstate 17 north of new river, but backups remain.the lanes were closed for about an hour following a crash just past table mesa road at milepost 237, according to adot. officials said backups are still about 6 miles long.read or share this story: http://azc.cc/2k7prdj






i-17 northbound reopened north of new river


get the latest traffic conditions on azcentral.(p o: azcentral)the arizona department of transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of interstate 17 north of new river, but backups remain.the lanes were closed for about an hour following a crash just past table mesa road at milepost 237, according to adot. officials said backups are still about 6 miles long.read or share this story: http://azc.cc/2k7prdj






i-17 northbound reopened north of new river


get the latest traffic conditions on azcentral.(p o: azcentral)the arizona department of transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of interstate 17 north of new river, but backups remain.the lanes were closed for about an hour following a crash just past table mesa road at milepost 237, according to adot. officials said backups are still about 6 miles long.read or share this story: http://azc.cc/2k7prdj






i-17 northbound reopened north of new river


get the latest traffic conditions on azcentral.(p o: azcentral)the arizona department of transportation has reopened the northbound lanes of interstate 17 north of new river, but backups remain.the lanes were closed for about an hour following a crash just past table mesa road at milepost 237, according to adot. officials said backups are still about 6 miles long.read or share this story: http://azc.cc/2k7prdj