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Traffic “RED ALERT” Was Issued for I-20 Accident

October 11, 2018

ATLANTA — WSB-TV 2 issued a traffic “Red Alert” in the evening hours of Sunday, October 7, 2018, to advise drivers that a crash involving injuries happened on I-20 east near exit 59. Exit 59 is the Boulevard exit in downtown Atlanta. Law enforcement officers and traffic officials asked motorists who needed to travel through that area to find an alternate route. The best route around the traffictie-upwas using Memorial Drive or Glenwood Avenue eastbound.*

First responders did not elaborate on what happened. Information from the scene revealed that at least one person was injured. And that one of the cars involved had rolled over. No further information became available. A still photograph from a traffic surveillance camera showed that both sides of I-20 were at a standstill. 

People who live in the Atlanta metropolitan area or who commute to the Atlanta know well how bad the traffic is on a daily basis. There is simply no relief from the constant gridlock. It is aggravating for motorists, to say the least. Atlanta has the fourth worst traffic congestion in theU.S. and the eight-worst in the world. Those are dubious distinctions to be sure. 

The traffic analysts quantified the human and economic cost of sitting in traffic. People in Atlanta spend about 70 hours in traffic during the highest volume. The 70 hours in traffic comes at a huge economic expense. The seemingly interminable time spent intraffic costs Atlanta residents approximately $2,212.00 annually and the city itself over $7 billion. 

Atlanta is behind Los Angeles, Moscow, New York City, San Paulo, Brazil, San Francisco, Bogota, Columbia, and London in terms ofthe world’s worst traffic. Paris and Miami round out the top ten in the study. Ultimately, reducing the number of cars on the road and not more roads will reduce traffic.

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