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TopsQueen October 24th, 2014 4:03pm

My town, North Bend Oregon, is on Highway 101. The bridge leading into town has had wind damage and the bridge is closed. People have to take quite a long detour to go inland to get in town. If one main road was closed would it effect your town?

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Yoko318 Utah
10/26/14 10:01 am

A chunk of my area is closed every year for the St George Marathon. It went right past my front door. Makes getting around town a giant pain in the rear, but it's manageable.

mac Oregon
10/26/14 8:06 am

Dad called, he said someone hit the bridge in the repair section and caused the problem, compounded by wind? He doesn't get out much, regardless, the bridge out is a real problem for the southwest Bay Area

ScrewU Gone
10/26/14 4:41 am

They closed Pennsylvania Ave but that bastard in the White House keeps getting out.

10/25/14 9:58 pm

Our main road just reopened it was hell having it closed.

brenstal Florida
10/25/14 6:35 pm

The other day the interstate closed right before the exit to my town, and we had major traffic as it was reroute through our streets. It did cause quiet a disruption.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/25/14 9:15 pm

I have friends that live on E. Bay Dr. they claim it's been turned in to a freeway.

Starkey Nashville,TN
10/25/14 6:14 pm

Yes. If Nolensville or Bell Rd. closed then I wouldn't even be able to get to school.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/25/14 6:30 am

Not as much as you described.

catpillow Florida West Coast
10/24/14 8:44 pm

Not as badly as the effect on your town, but the traffic would be horrible.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
10/24/14 4:58 pm

CVally has at least 4 alternatives

omagabi Surf City
10/24/14 4:29 pm

No there are many roads and freeways that could be used as alternates.

fredd TrumpLand
10/24/14 4:01 pm

Not in central OC, but I did live in a village on a hill once. A few times all three roads out of town would flood (usually from snow melt), sometimes too deep to risk driving through.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/24/14 3:48 pm

No, we have roads every which way coming into town.

10/24/14 1:19 pm

Not now. However, when I lived in Hoodsport, Washington, they closed the freeway and I had to go all the way around through Tacoma and back down to get home. Sorry you are having troubles and I hope they fix the bridge soon.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/24/14 1:31 pm

Did you hear about Marysville?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/24/14 12:25 pm

Well, we're on I-20. We don't need it at all for local travel, but it's how we get mail, freight, food, etc.

RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
10/24/14 11:02 am

If it were a bridge in the suburbs, yes. Otherwise, we have plenty of alternates. However, 95 may be an exception...plenty of alternates, but they would all be a nightmare of traffic.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/24/14 1:32 pm

If we go out of town to see our son tomorrow we have to drive all the way around the bay.

RVA Uptown, Fan District, RVA
10/24/14 1:52 pm

Not sure of which bay, but it doesn't sound very pleasant.

jmw7477 Indiana
10/24/14 10:56 am

Not now, but it would make things very inconvenient in the last town we lived in. It was small & didn't have much. We had to drive over a bridge to get to the next closest town --20 minutes away. The next closest was an hour.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/24/14 9:39 am

We get cut off. A few years ago flooding over a bridge at the next town downhill closed the highway for a few days. Eventually they opened up a scary one-lane Jeep trail on the side of the hill through private logging land to let 4x4s get in and out.

susanr Colorado
10/24/14 9:38 am

It looks like your town is on the tip of a little peninsula; I can see the problem!

Fort Collins would probably have some major traffic problems if a major road were shut down, especially the main one running by the university & into Old Town, but

susanr Colorado
10/24/14 9:40 am

that would be just slow-downs or parallel detours, not driving way out of the way. One bridge is being rebuilt here & the shut-down will last a year, but it affects only a minority of people.

mim formerly 97123
10/24/14 10:25 am

We are in Fort Collins too.

susanr Colorado
10/24/14 10:32 am

I didn't realize that! Nice to know.

swjboucher Just Run
10/24/14 9:21 am

If our main road was out it would be a good 30 to 40 minutes out-of-the-way

rons Thanks America
10/24/14 9:17 am

Three country roads in and out. One storm washed out all three. Long, long detour.

imanag My heaven on Earth
10/24/14 9:09 am

Wow, Tops, I'm sorry to hear that. Where I live, the roads were all laid out on a grid system. There's always another road.

knetzere Illinois
10/24/14 9:05 am

The interstate has been under construction for over a year now here. I would say it's the main way into town but there are other roads