Friday, November 8, 2019

Ouch!

Hope everyone is ok.


Waterworks Curve Southbound


23 comments:

MS Drivers are the Worst!!! said...

One car on top of three other cars. That won't buff out.

Anonymous said...

The morning commute isn't the time or place to apply your makeup ladies.

Can't count how many times I've seen that irresponsible act taking place at 80mph.

Anonymous said...

looks like the Duke Boys traded the General Lee for a Toyota SUV

Anonymous said...

I pray that all are ok in this wreck... it looks bad.

Louis LeFleur said...

At a glance, the physical damage to the vehicles involved appears amazingly light. Hope the people involved were ok, but I'm sure they are shaken regardless. Where did this happen?

Anonymous said...

You can't protect yourself from stupid driver. Jackson PoPo never police the interstate.I guess that's why some of us have Auto Insurance.

Cousin Eddie said...

4-vehicle crash ends with SUV on top of car.
Waterworks Curve crash brings I-55 traffic to standstill.

Madison Rulz said...

The problem with that curve is at least half the drivers can't drive it above 40 mph. Slow driving is the hazard.

Anonymous said...

The problem IS the curve. It looks like an aggie engineer followed an old indian trail when designing that part of the interstate. Probably the same idiot that put a hairpin curve on eastbound I-10 after the river bridge in Baton Rouge.

Anonymous said...

That fuckin' waterworks curve has been in the same spot for probably 50 years, and people go thru it everyday of their lives. But they act like they've never seen or driven thru it before. It's a shitty design, but after you've been thru it several times, there shouldn't be a problem. I've been thru it countless times in my 30+ years of driving, and I've never had a problem. Oh wait, I'm never on my cell phone, putting on makeup, eating, or doing any number of non-driving related activities when I drive thru it. I betcha anything that cell phones were involved this morning!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately slow driving though that area will get you run over. I hope all are ok.

Anonymous said...

pretty sure that voids the warranty

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many of the drivers were going to the big whoopla at the Trade Mart?

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that "Malfunction Junction" at I-20/I-26 in Columbia, SC and the Water Works Curve were designed by the same guy. Newest estimate to fix "Malfunction Junction" the numbers end in a "B".

Like the curve it adds to accidents, traffic jams, cursing, swearing and general displeasure. So the legal eagles at the statehouse added 9 cents a gallon to gas tax to fix it.

Anonymous said...

I-55 turned into a parking lot this morning. It was gone by the time I got to the crash site, but not before being stuck in the middle lane for an hour and a half.

Anonymous said...

I’m assuming the curve was designed back in the 1950’s to avoid taking out part of Belhaven? I’m also assuming that well connected Belhaven residents at the time had some sway over designers/law makers to prevent their property from being taken through eminent domain. Anyone know the history here?

Anonymous said...

Would it be nice if that section of I-55 were a straight line? Yes. Is the fact that it's a series of curves a problem? No.

It's a curve, not a nuclear detonator. Negotiate it. Problem solved.

Sheesh!

Anonymous said...

Only area more dangerous than this part of I-55 is the drive-thru at Popeyes.

Anonymous said...

The curve is to avoid the waterworks (hence the nickname) which predated the Interstate, and to minimize the impact on Belhaven.

Anonymous said...

I can't remember exactly, but I have been told the story that the waterworks curve is that way because of the railroad that ran under the area at the time. It seems the tracks would have to be moved in order for the interstate to have a straight shot and the railroad company would not approve that.

Anonymous said...

Assuming this article is accurate, it provides some history of the curve.
http://onlinemadison.com/Content/Default/Local-News/Article/Interstate-follows-old-U-S-51-bypass-route/-3/1/28344

Micah Gober said...

The article about the railroad overpass curve was written by the late Jim Lacey who was a Madison County Historian.

Anonymous said...

One of the local "news" stations reported that no one was seriously hurt.

That's good news.

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