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SHA Comments on I-68 Changes with Continued Wrecks

November 1st, 2019 by WCBC Radio

Wednesday evening, there was another accident involving a tractor trailer on eastbound Interstate 68 at Haystack Mountain.

Through the month of October, such incidents have become an almost weekly occurrence.  WCBC News asked Charlie Gischlar, of the Maryland Department of Transportation, what the State Highway Administration is doing to address the situation…

6 Responses to “SHA Comments on I-68 Changes with Continued Wrecks”

  1. November 01, 2019 at 6:17 am, mac said:

    That audio link isn’t working. It really doesn’t matter what SHA thinks as all they can do is clean up the mess and replace the guard rails.
    The State Police are the ones who should be out actually doing something.


    • November 01, 2019 at 10:26 am, mac said:

      > I’m sorry, that statement seemed harsh and I didn’t mean it to be.
      Enforcement of traffic laws is the purview of the State Police and those are the people who should be making some kind of comment.


  2. November 01, 2019 at 9:02 am, Carol said:

    Would be interesting to see what the drug screens on these drivers show…DOT would have obtained them after the wrecks.


  3. November 01, 2019 at 9:56 am, f kaisner said:

    > They repaved the right lane recently, that’s when this started. Now I seen yesterday they had cut grooves in the new asphalt. I’m surprised nobody has mentioned this.Remember these men and women are trained professional drivers.


  4. November 01, 2019 at 10:02 am, f kaisner said:

    I’m surprised nobody has mentioned that the right lane where these wrecks are happening was recently paved. I noticed yesterday that they cut grooves in the new pavement, I guess thats there attempt to help these trucks get better traction. Remember these are professional drivers!


  5. November 01, 2019 at 4:34 pm, MARTIN D FORNWALT said:

    Has it has been for many years now. These trucks are speeding over their posted rate of speed. They are decend from Frostburg thru Cumberland. With gearing down, and jake braking, it is possible, with out burning their breaks. Which truck fires, from over use of trailer brakes has also been a problem here in Cumberland. Safer maintaining, or fining trucks, braking posted speeds, should help. Mountains in our area has always been a challenge, in this area. But, to travel here safely, their heavy loads so stay under control, no matter the weather. It’
    s to get worst, as the snow and ice is coming. Stay safe out there.


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