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Lost Load of Logs
January 19, 2012

Whoops, this truck carrying a load of logs tipped over. Drivers are using a nearby parking lot to get around the mess.

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Monday Morning Flooding
January 9, 2012

288 at Holly Hall (near 610)

288 Freeway at Holly Hall (near 610)

610 at Kirby

Bellaire near Dairy Ashford

Link to check current traffic conditions and flood areas:

http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/

Flooding: 90 before H6

610 at Scott

Traffic Alert: 59 SW FRWY
December 8, 2011

MULTIPLE CLOSURES SCHEDULED OVER THE WEEKEND FOR US 59 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY SOUTHBOUND AT KIRBY

“TxDOT will be doing roadway and bridge maintenance over the weekend”

Multiple mainlanes of US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound between Montrose and Kirby are scheduled to close over the weekend. The closures are necessary for crews to replace expansion joints on the US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound overpass at Kirby.

Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. until Monday, December 12 at 5 a.m. three left lanes of US 59 the Southwest Freeway will be closed. In addition, the northbound and southbound u-turns at Kirby will be closed on Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. until Monday, December 12 at 5 a.m. Motorists can u-turn via the signalized intersection.

Two southbound mainlanes on US 59 Southwest Freeway will be open at all times and police officers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

High In The Sky
July 20, 2011

Around 6:30am this morning we spotted an unauthorized person on top of a 150 ft electrical tower at the Hardy Toll Road and Parker. By 7:50am, he had touched ground.  All ended without incident. Traffic was heavy in the morning, delaying southbound commuters by about 15 minutes. This could have affected your power as well, as Centerpoint Energy had to turn off power in the area.

July 20th, Hardy Toll Road near Parker

Traffic delays with emergency crews on scene.

A positive outcome.

Construction Alert: Dixie Farm Rd.
July 19, 2011

IH 45 SOUTH TRAFFIC SWITCH AT DIXIE FARM RD.
“Part of IH 45 South Proposition 12 Expansion Project”

Beginning, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 5 a.m. contractors will close the IH 45 South southbound frontage road at Dixie Farm Rd. (FM 1959). This closure will last 6 months.  Traffic will detour to the west access roads to the intersection of Dixie Farm Rd.  Traffic can either turn left on FM 1959, right onto Dixie Farm Rd. or continue through the intersection back to the IH 45 South southbound frontage road.

This closure is part of a Proposition 12 funded project that will widen IH 45 from six lanes to ten lanes from just south of Beltway 8 to El Dorado Blvd.  An additional frontage lane will also be added on each side.  The Dixie Farm Rd. Bridge will also be torn down and reconstructed at street level.

This project is scheduled for completion in 2015.

KPRC Shuffle: Fill-in Fun
July 15, 2011

I’ve been hearing from a lot of you. Just wanted to say thank you for your notes.

Been having a great time with Mary, Hasti and Mariza while filling in for Courtney Z., who is on maternity leave. As you know its been a busy year for babies at Local 2. http://www.click2houston.com/slideshow/slideshows/26775222/detail.html Hence the shift in anchors on the air. So right now, I’m working weekday mornings (Monday through Wednesday) reporting traffic. Then on Saturday and Sunday mornings, you can catch me anchoring the news, 6-8AM. It looks like that will continue until the end of July.  My last weekend to fill-in is August 13th and 14th. See you then.

Mary Lee and Jennifer, weekend mornings.

Hasti, reporting live in the field.

Mariza, bringing you the news as it happens.

In addition to talking about the local and national headlines, we have fun guests on, all of the time on the weekend morning show. Here are some snapshots from an experiment that we did with Mentos and Coca-Cola; making a mess of the studio.

Henry (Children's Museum) and Jennifer

Mixing Mentos with Coca-Cola

Ferry Changing Weekend Hours
May 3, 2011

San Jacinto Monument

Lynchburg Ferry Changing Weekend Hours and Holiday Service

Harris County Precinct Two announced that the Lynchburg Ferry will change its weekend and holiday operating hours effective May 7, 2011.

The new hours of operation for Saturday and Sunday will be 11:00 am to 6:30 pm.

In addition, the ferry will be closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

These changes are expected to save $160,000 per year in fuel and operating expenses with minimal disruption to east Harris County drivers.

http://www.pct2.hctx.net/lynchburgferry.aspx

Gosling Road Extension
June 28, 2010

June 30…GOSLING IS NOW OPEN.

June 29…Looks like TxDOT did not come through on the opening. Gosling remains closed.

(According to TxDOT….)

GOSLING ROAD EXTENSION
Use of Stimulus Funds for Harris County

The new section of Gosling road will definitely be open to traffic on Monday(6/28). Contractors placed signs and guardrail yesterday and all that is left is striping. They were held up a little on putting down final striping because of rain in the area.

The new segment of Gosling Rd. includes a two lane roadway complete with shoulders and turn lanes that will greatly reduce traffic congestion at Kuykendahl and FM 2920. The $1.6 million project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and a 20% contribution from Harris County.

Memorial Day Weekend, message…
May 28, 2010

Wishing you all a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! Sending a big ‘thank you’ to the soldiers and families that sacrifice for our country’s freedom. I salute you.

Super Bowl Sunday (Our Show)
January 26, 2009

This Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday, KPRC’s morning team will be hosting a special show from 6am-8am. Details coming soon.

Christmas Spirit
December 19, 2007

Here is our morning show Director, Rusty, who we sometimes refer to on-air. He’s definitely in the Christmas spirit! I’m not sure who is more huggable.

The "Bumper to Bumper" Blog…
October 24, 2007

is Born. So what will it cover, you ask? Well let’s see – anything and everything that encompasses traffic. Let’s say there is a big accident with a freeway closed…you’ll need an alternate and I’ll post several versions in detail, right here. Sometimes, on-air, we are very limited on time, so it makes sense to write a thorough explanation in the blog. Houston is also notoriously known for on-going construction. It would be helpful to know what areas to avoid and whether or not detours are set up. I also work on feature stories; those too will be posted. But wait, it’s not aallllll business; there will be fun posts as well, including emails from you guys and upcoming event details that I may be attending. So, I’ll see you in the mornings before you hit that Bumper to Bumper traffic. Smiles.