Accidents snarl I-77 traffic near U.S...

Accidents snarl I-77 traffic near U.S. 224

There are 12 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 13, 2008, titled Accidents snarl I-77 traffic near U.S. 224. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Interstate 77 south near U.S. Route 224 has been snarled by a number of accidents this morning.

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Whitey Whitney

Cleveland, OH

#1 Feb 13, 2008
Just goes to show you cant drive at 80 MPH on ice...
KEVIN IN AKRON

Cleveland, OH

#2 Feb 13, 2008
people are idiots. you would think if you lived in northeast ohio you would know how to drive in snow/ice.

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

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#3 Feb 13, 2008
Whitey Whitney wrote:
Just goes to show you cant drive at 80 MPH on ice...
Sure you can. Just be prepared for the consequences of doing so.
lac

Akron, OH

#4 Feb 13, 2008
Whitey Whitney wrote:
Just goes to show you cant drive at 80 MPH on ice...
You got that right!!!!! Idiots!!!!!!!!
Darwin Had A Point

United States

#5 Feb 13, 2008
You can most certainly drive that fast. It just takes a lot longer to stop, unless you hit something. For the sake of the general public and/or rescue workers, please remember:

1. Try to carry your ID in a moisture proof container;

2. Try not to kill some innocent bystander; and

3. Try to make sure that you kill yourself before you place your DNA into the gene pool.

One generation of idiots is enough.
Jon

Akron, OH

#6 Feb 13, 2008
This is the way I usually take to work, and it appeared that at least one of the incidents were on the ramp going from 77-south to 224-west. I'd be willing to bet it was more a case someone stopping to suddenly or someone else not being able to stop (due to the ice) than someone going "80 MPH on ice."

“Why you little... ”

Since: Nov 07

Springfield

#7 Feb 13, 2008
Jon wrote:
This is the way I usually take to work, and it appeared that at least one of the incidents were on the ramp going from 77-south to 224-west. I'd be willing to bet it was more a case someone stopping to suddenly or someone else not being able to stop (due to the ice) than someone going "80 MPH on ice."
Then don't drive to fast for the road conditions.. "DOH"
Jon

Akron, OH

#8 Feb 13, 2008
Disturbing wrote:
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Then don't drive to fast for the road conditions.. "DOH"
You can lose control of a car while breaking in bad weather regardless of speed. Speed is just one of many variables that may or may not have been a factor.
Barb

Ashtabula, OH

#9 Feb 13, 2008
On my way to work this morning at 5:05, the lane from 224 to 76 west and 77 south was horrible! I can understand why they had accidents! What a lousy job on the plowing!
JOhn

Barberton, OH

#10 Feb 13, 2008
I was in this accident. It wasn't caused by anyone doing 80 so all you idiots that think you know something that you don't go f... yourself. It was caused by ice and not enough salt. I was going 40 arround the curve when everyone spun out and collided.
Medina Reader

Edison, NJ

#11 Feb 13, 2008
The condition of the Interstate was criminal this morning. There is no reason why there was a 1/2 mile stretch of solid ice at I-76 and SR21 when the rest of road was clear. Especially, when this ice patch was no more than 1000 yards from the ODOT maintenance garage. ODOT is clearly not doing its job. It would be different if the whole road is bad but when ODOT leaves patches of unsalted or unplowed pavement this is criminal.

“Defender of our Constitution”

Since: Nov 07

Cleveland, OH

#12 Feb 13, 2008
Medina Reader wrote:
The condition of the Interstate was criminal this morning. There is no reason why there was a 1/2 mile stretch of solid ice at I-76 and SR21 when the rest of road was clear. Especially, when this ice patch was no more than 1000 yards from the ODOT maintenance garage. ODOT is clearly not doing its job. It would be different if the whole road is bad but when ODOT leaves patches of unsalted or unplowed pavement this is criminal.
You are absolutely correct. There is no excuse for the poor condition of 76 in that area this morning, especially given the proximity to an ODOT maintenence outpost. Luckily, I heard about it before I got caught in it myself and was able to detour around it by driving through Norton and getting on 76 at Cleveland-Massillon Road.

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