The Campaign For DA

7.24.2006

Traffic Jam

Highway 287 (northbound) was shutdown by DPS in Rhome this evening (at least it was at 6:30) and it was a mess. The troopers were diverting the traffic on 287 to the service road that would lead past Dairy Queen AND the traffic coming from 114 was diverted to the same service road. From what I saw, traffic was backed up for a mile. I'm not sure what the problem was. I saw two trooper cars and two DOT trucks underneath the bridge that runs over 287 between Dairy Queen and the convenience store that houses Grandy's. I didn't see any remnants of a crash and there didn't appear to be a fuel spill. But I could be wrong.