TRAFFIC UPDATE: Wrecks clutter roads as heavy rain moves in during evening commute

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Metro Atlanta roadways have changed from simply being slow to being’gross,’ with most interstates at a crawl as the outer bands of Hurricane Michael are moving toward the southwest metro area, according to the’WSB 24-hour Traffic Center.

The rain is causing most of the congestion, but wrecks are making problem areas even worse. All I-85 South lanes near I-285 are temporarily blocked in DeKalb County after a truck leaked fuel on the road, which is jamming roads back to Jimmy Carter Boulevard, the Traffic Center reported.

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Hurricane Rosa updates: Who to call to report blocked roads in Phoenix

Remnants of Hurricane Rosa continued to move across Arizona on Tuesday morning, bringing moderate rainfall’and some’flooding to local roadways. Watch for updates throughout Tuesday at azcentral.com.

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Scottsdale Police said Hayden Road from Camelback to McDonald Drive has reopened. They still advise drivers to be cautious of wet’roadways. Several unbridged crossings in the city that run through the Indian Bend Wash were affected because of flowing water, city officials said.

PennDOT updates website to make reporting road concerns easier

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has updated its customer care website to make it easier to report road concerns.

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The department said it will now be easier to’report concerns on state-maintained roadways using new mapping technology, optional photo uploads and a mobile-friendly interface.

“We continually look for ways to use technology to improve our customers’ experience, and our new Customer Care Center makes it easier to share their concerns or feedback,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said.

Richards said’the public reports help with roadway maintenance and safety responsibilities and that these upgrades will ensure information gets passed on to the department.’

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Truck crash blocking eastbound I-84 near La Grande

Both westbound I-84 and eastbound I-84 will be restricted to one lane in the area around the crash, located about six miles west of La Grande.

The eastbound closure previously stretched nearly 40 miles from Exit 216 six miles east of Pendleton to the crash area at Milepost 254, where the wreck happened west of La Grande.

A truck overturned in the crash, landing on its side across the roadway. Information on any injuries was not immediately available.

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  • Date: 10/10/2018 6:47:40 PM
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