Hit terrible traffic around the COD this morning?
There were at least two traffic accidents that we could confirm on major roads in Decatur this morning. One on East College at Commerce – captured above by the WSB traffic copter and confirmed by DPD on Twitter – and another on Scott Boulevard that caused some Westchester elementary students to be late to class this morning (no major injuries were reported in the Scott Boulevard incident).
An eyewitness reported that traffic thru Winnona Park this morning was very heavy, as cars were being diverted through the neighborhood to avoid the East College accident.
How was your morning commute? Drive safe out there everyone!
A car transporter stuck on the railroad tracks at the McDonough crossing in Decatur is making for worse than usual traffic in the city this afternoon. A reader writes in “traffic is totally screwed at the high school!”
Find an alternate route!
Just like my zigzag-lines-approaching-intersection “campaign” many years ago, I’m sure there are all kinds of technical reasons why we can’t do this.
But don’t you think many Decatur intersections could use some low-cost, polka-dotted curb-extensions like these newly painted ones in Austin, Texas?
They were inspired by “various parklet and pedestrian plaza projects in New York City and Los Angeles.”, according to CityLab.
Photo courtesy of the City of Austin, via CityLab
Bye bye you elegant crane.
From the Decatur Minute blog…
Rampart Construction will remove the crane from The Arlo site on E. Trinity Place (across from Fire Station 1) Oct. 27-29. Traffic will be reduced to one lane, so try to avoid the area if possible. Pedestrian access to the PATH trail will not be affected.
Of course when we say “traffic”, we mean CAR traffic. If you’re travelling via foot, you’re probably good to go wherever you’d like around Decatur! 🙂
Pic submitted by Jane
Update: Lt. Ross reports that Scott Boulevard has reopened.
Lt Ross confirms for us that Scott Boulevard is currently closed between West Ponce and Coventry Road due to an accident.
An eyewitness states that the accident occurred just west of Nelson Ferry Road. Tow truck currently on the scene.
Photo courtesy of Julie
UPDATE: Well that was quick: Another tweet from Downtown Decatur reads…
Good news: Scott Blvd is back OPEN and power in the area has been restored.
Everyone be aware. Downtown Decatur just tweeted…
TRAFFIC ALERT: Scott Blvd closed COMPLETELY between Clairemont & Coventry, tree down on power lines