Latest Traffic News

Salvage crews race against the clock to remove massive chunks of fallen Baltimore bridge

Apr. 16, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

SPARROWS POINT, Md. (AP) — Nearly three weeks since Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed under the impact of a wayward cargo ship, crews are using the largest crane on the Eastern Seaboard to haul the wreckage to a nearby salvage yard. The heaviest section so far...

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators shut down airport highways and key bridges in major US cities

Apr. 16, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Pro-Palestinian demonstrators blocked roadways in Illinois, California, New York and the Pacific Northwest on Monday, temporarily shutting down travel into some of the nation's most heavily used airports, onto the Golden Gate and Brooklyn bridges and on a busy West Coast highway. ...

Many eclipse visitors to northern New England pulled an all-nighter trying to leave

Apr. 09, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) — Thousands of visitors to northern New England communities in the path of the total solar eclipse were told to pack their patience for the trip. In some areas, they needed it for up to 12 hours after the event started, inching their way back home on packed interstates and...

Emergency operations plan ensures 'a great day' for Monday's eclipse, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says

Apr. 05, 2024 16:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is pulling out all the stops for Monday's total solar eclipse, as it braces for potentially hundreds of thousands of visitors. “I have to say, we don't always get a lot of time leading up to events,” Ohio Emergency Management Agency Director Sima...

US traffic deaths fell 3.6% in 2023, the 2nd straight yearly drop. But nearly 41,000 people died

Apr. 01, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. traffic deaths fell 3.6% last year, but still, almost 41,000 people were killed on the nation's roadways, according to full-year estimates by safety regulators. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it was the second year in a row that...

Oklahoma State Patrol says it is diverting traffic after a barge hit a bridge

Mar. 30, 2024 19:54 PM EDT

SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Patrol said Saturday that it closed a highway south of Sallisaw after a barge struck a bridge over Arkansas River. Troopers closed South U.S. Highway 59 about 1:25 p.m. after receiving word of the incident and diverted traffic from the...

Truck driver charged with criminally negligent homicide in fatal Texas bus crash

Mar. 29, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — The driver of a cement truck that veered into oncoming traffic and hit a school bus carrying more than 40 pre-K students was arrested Friday and charged with criminally negligent homicide. Jerry Hernandez, 42, was arrested at a residence in Bastrop County...

Baltimore bridge collapses after powerless cargo ship rams into support column; 6 presumed dead

Mar. 26, 2024 23:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A cargo ship lost power and rammed into a major bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, destroying the span in a matter of seconds and plunging it into the river in a terrifying collapse that could disrupt a vital shipping port for months. Six people were missing and presumed dead,...

A highway crash in southern Afghanistan kills 21 people and injures 38

Mar. 17, 2024 20:33 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A highway crash in southern Afghanistan left at least 21 people dead and 38 others injured, according to a provincial traffic department. The crash occurred on Sunday morning in Gerashk district of Helmand province on the main highway between southern Kandahar and...

Weekly ski trip turns into overnight ordeal when about 50 women get stranded in bus during snowstorm

Mar. 15, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A weekly ski trip for about 50 women from the Denver area turned into an overnight ordeal when their bus got stuck in a snowstorm behind jackknifed semi tractor-trailers on their way back from Vail. One of the women, Brenda Djorup, called it a test of perseverance...