Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.

Ontario Highway Traffic Act

Discuss the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.


Post Your Traffic Ticket, and Get Help!


The Ontario Traffic Ticket Forum!


All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Check It Out
No unread posts New Set Fines Starting Sept 1st, 2015! Read and Learn Here.
  Print view

Goat show on the QEW
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:04 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:26 pm
Posts: 2881
Location: Toronto
Sunday afternoon, just after those nasty thunderstorms ripped across the GTA, I was trying to drive home on the Toronto-bound QEW from Niagara. (Spent the weekend doing a wine tour.)

Anyway, right around the 78-km marker, traffic backs up and stops. Turns out, QEW had flooded near the Centennial Parkway, at least when the whole disasterpiece got going. (Dried up pretty quickly though.) Traffic starts crawling along, so people start driving down the right shoulder. At about the 81-km marker, a minivan and a Corolla got in a collision. Minivan was changing lanes from the left lane to the centre lane and was at a 45-degree angle to the traffic when it got broadsided by the Corolla. (Nice driving - totalling your cars at 10 km/h.) Then there was a guy in a white pickup truck playing traffic cop by driving on the right shoulder alongside a semi. He stopped the shoulder-runners from getting by, until there was a spot that was wide enough, and several of them went by on the grass. :shock:

At the Fruitland Road exit, OPP have the road closed. Okay, fine. So everyone's trying to figure out how to use an off-ramp. :shock: Three lines of cars ended up on a one-lane off-ramp, eventually turning into two lines and two lanes... okay then. So then I noticed that the on-ramp at the same exit to the Toronto-bound lanes is open. :? And people are using it. :shock: Fifty feet from the OPP cruiser that had the road closed. :roll: Oh well, guess it must be open again. So made a U-turn like most other people and got back on the QEW. Now it's blocked at Centennial Parkway. Same deal: Force everyone to the off-ramp, only to have them re-join the road AT THE SAME RAMP. Rest of the road was open, there were no blockages or flooding, except for the vehicles forcing people onto the off-ramps. Took over an hour to get through.

I guess it begs the question: What was that all for? Don't they talk to each other to let them know the road's open again??


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:25 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:21 am
Posts: 2933
Location: In YOUR rearview mirror!
In these situations, manpower is critical to maintaning a blocked hwy, which of course usually is 1 car to block 2 lanes. Then you need another on the on-ramp....as sure as flies like poop, someone will go off do a uturn and come back on. Obviously not enough manpower on this date.

Hwys are closed for collisions and road conditions. Most often road conditions require MTO (or whatever contractor for the area) attend and correct whatever road condition exists. For the safety of those workers we keep it closed until they are completed their task, and the road supervisor calls us back to reopen, usually when all their trucks have left the highway. Then ppl thoughts...there was no need to close the road.

OR just thought of this, in many areas, the road drops under each overpass.....overpasses were built many years ago and many can not accomodate large vehicles without the road drop, the extra road drop in heavy rains would accumulate a good depth of water and a lot of vehicles would lose control at highway speeds.

_________________
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:38 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:26 pm
Posts: 2881
Location: Toronto
I forgot one piece of the puzzle: On-ramp had those EDR Road Closed gates but they opened them just as I entered the off-ramp. :? The MTO/OPP vehicles stayed in place on the road even as they opened the on-ramp gates. :shock:

Bizarre...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:18 am 
Offline
Member

Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:14 am
Posts: 139
Radar,

I live in Hamilton and the rain from Friday, Saturday and Sunday caused major flooding in north-east Hamilton - and it did affect the QEW at Red Hill. Residents' basements were flooded with sewage water and a motorist was rescued from an underpass on Kenilworth near Burlington Street. The underpass has been known to flash flood - and someone will die there someday because of it. Parts of the Red Hill Valley Parkway were submerged up to three feet of water. They said that the ground was saturated and the water levels exceeded the 100 year flood levels they build to standard. Hamilton is lacking in updated infrastructure, thus these constant floodings in peoples' homes. The city is offering a $750.00 compassionate grant to those not covered by insurance anymore due to the constant flooding. What a pithy amount for those who are forced to live in a sewage-smelling home.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:04 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:26 pm
Posts: 2881
Location: Toronto
There's no doubt that there had been flooding on that part of the QEW (and in Hamilton - they had some pictures showing just how bad it got on the Weather Network), but what I'm puzzled over is by the time I got to that part of the QEW, not only had it dried, but they had re-opened the on-ramps, yet kept forcing traffic to the off-ramps in exactly the same spot.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. how to determine officer show/no-show

aoex

6

885

Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:17 pm

Radar Identified View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. radar show 79km in 50km zone but ticket show 80km in 50km

zippo1010

1

1279

Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:32 pm

Radar Identified View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 176km/h on QEW

saveme101

1

1983

Sun Jun 05, 2011 1:08 pm

Stanton View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 131 km/h in 100 km/h on QEW

s60intoronto

6

2147

Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:39 pm

ME AGAIN View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 160km/h on the QEW Niagara going to Hamilton

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

JayEmSee

18

5538

Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:33 pm

JayEmSee View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. did 171km/h in 100 zone on QEW please help.

xcire

13

3291

Sun Jan 02, 2011 5:58 pm

Simon Borys View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 136 on QEW Westbound near Gray's Rd

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

Plasmator

17

1341

Mon May 30, 2011 11:30 pm

Radar Identified View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Got ticket for going 129 km/h in QEW, any chance?

shariat

5

976

Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:59 am

bend View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 403 - Upper Middle Rd / QEW Over Pass

tdrive2

0

1726

Wed May 06, 2009 8:30 pm

tdrive2 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Got ticket on QEW (130 in 100 zone) - HELP!!!

Cheekers

1

1098

Fri May 15, 2015 7:42 pm

iFly55 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Was clocked 153 km/h on QEW, cop reduced to 149

dolf2709

5

1339

Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:27 am

OPS Copper View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. 139 in a 100 QEW Wrong Info On Ticket Need Advice

vonivo

1

466

Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:32 am

jsherk View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Web Development & Search Engine Optimization
Home | Court Listings | Ontario Traffic Ticket

Copyright 2007 - 2017 © Microtekblue Inc. Web Development & Search Engine Optimization Service. We Support phpBB All Rights Reserved.