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Morning wrecks stall Interstate 20 traffic

Posted: September 25, 2012 - 10:02am  |  Updated: September 25, 2012 - 10:05am
This wreck was one of several that stalled eastbound Interstate 20 traffic Tuesday morning.   Photo By Valerie Rowell
Photo By Valerie Rowell
This wreck was one of several that stalled eastbound Interstate 20 traffic Tuesday morning.

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Traffic along eastbound Interstate 20 is moving again after several wrecks backed it up for miles between the Grovetown and Harlem exits.

Lanes were temporarily closed while authorities investigated and emergency responders cleared up the vehicles involved in the at least four wrecks that started after 8 a.m. One lane of traffic reopened at about 8:30 a.m., said Columbia County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. Traffic were reopened about 9:30 a.m.

Most of the crashes are rear-enders resulting from rubberneckers driving through the area, and personnel from Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue and Gold Cross EMS also are working along the stretch.

None of the wrecks caused life-threatening injuries.

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Awful stretch of road

Why, in the name of all that is intelligent, the state of Georgia did not widen the section of I-20 between Wheeler Road and Thomson is a question for the ages, and for everyone who has lost a loved one or a car or untold amounts of time driving from Thomson to Augusta.

I don't know if this was the case this morning, but there are so many fools on the road who hog the left lane and deliberately drive slower than the flow of traffic. They should be ticketed for obstructing traffic and causing accidents, because that's exactly what these junior varsity deputies and control freaks do.

They hurt other people on the road and inspire road rage, and they should pay for that.


I drive that stretch of road

I drive that stretch of road on a regular basis. With the volume of traffic in the area there is no need for the huge expense of added lanes. People just need to put their dang phones down, stay out of the left lane and PAY ATTENTION to their driving.