Houston Traffic

February 4, 2011 by · Comments Off on Houston Traffic 

Houston Traffic, Houston was under a winter storm warning until noon, local time and not less than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) of sleet and ice can accumulate, according to the National Weather Service. Dallas and Fort Worth were covered by no less than 6 inches of snow, according to AccuWeather Inc. in State College, Pennsylvania. At least 100 traffic accidents were reported in the Houston area today, prompting officials to close highways of ice coated the Houston Chronicle reported. “It will be winter precipitation all the way to the Gulf Coast,” said Dan Pydynowski, a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather. He said sleet and ice could reach all the way to Brownsville, Texas to the Mexican border.

Earlier this week, a giant snowstorm across the northern United States to land nearly 13,000 flights in Chicago and pounded with wind gusts of 70 mph (113 kph) and 20 inches of snow. Cold in Texas Three hundred flights were canceled Friday at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, while airport Dallas Love Field was closed, officials said. “We cleared a runway (at the airport of Love), but there are roads to get to the track which remains a problem,” said Jose Torres, spokeswoman for the city Aviation Administration.

In southern Texas, Corpus Christi International Airport remained closed Friday because of ice, officials said, while freezing rain and snow covered much of downtown Houston.

The band of freezing weather has also expanded into Louisiana and parts of Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri, forecasters said.

“Travel in southwestern Arkansas becomes dangerous this morning,” said spokesman David Nilles Emergency Management.

Interstate 30 and other roads in the Texarkana area are covered with snow, and traffic is slower than normal. ”

American Airlines canceled 630 flights from Dallas on Friday, according to spokesman Ed Martelle society, who said the airline had canceled 739 flights nationwide.

In New Orleans, a mix of rain and sleet fell in northern districts of the city and outlying areas.

Louisiana Bobby Jindal said the governor of a state of emergency Thursday in anticipation of the weather, the activation of the State Crisis Action Team to control potentially dangerous conditions that could affect parts of the state in the coming days.

State government offices in 55 parishes in Louisiana were closed Friday because of winter weather.

Southwest Airlines canceled all flights to Corpus Christi, Harlingen and Houston Hobby Airport in Texas on Thursday, according to company spokeswoman Marilee McInnis. The airline canceled a total of 157 flights, “she said.

Continental Airlines said it has suspended most of its operations from Houston Intercontinental Airport from Thursday afternoon to Friday afternoon because of icy precipitation expected.

Houston has also closed schools on Friday; according to the spokesman at the school district Osborne Sarah Greer.

In Oklahoma, a sport utility vehicle skidded off a bridge and plunged 80 feet into a river along Interstate 44, killing at least three people Thursday, police spokesman George Brown.

In South Dakota, the winter weather prompted officials to close a 90-mile stretch of Highway 29 from Watertown to the border of North Dakota Thursday because of blizzard conditions, according to state authorities, which reported numerous accidents and whiteout conditions along the route.

Auto Repair

July 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Auto Repair 

Auto Repair:Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – Eric Chester Helmbach driving his auto repair 1000 BMW to victory in the fifth round of the 2010 Michelin Challenge team sanctioned by ASRA.

Geoff May took the Team Challenge with AMA SuperBike Buell team and lead for most of the race, starting on lap 38, never to return. It was unclear whether there was a mechanical problem with the entry Buell or if the team achieves its mission in the afternoon and took Helmbach inches, which had exchanged positions with the Mid Cities Motorsport riders Calvin Martinez and Dave Ebben and TER mounted Yamaha R6 Jeff Purk was ready when he retired May take 44 laps, the event with a time of two hours and hit the victory in one hour, fifty-one minutes.

Jeff Purk finished first in GTU and second overall, with half Cities Kawasaki 1000 taking third overall and second in the GTO class. Appel Melissa Appel 1000 SOLO the Go Honda to third place in the GTO and sixth overall. After Purk, the second in the GTU podium and fourth place went to the Yamaha R6 Racing driven by Stiles. The third in GTU and fifth place went to Kawasaki Cycles D2 team led by Captain Mike Garner in his first game of the 2010 season.

In the GT class Light Suzuki SV 650 took the top two spots. Grease Monkey Alex Shaw team brought home the bacon in SV, with Paul in his second Onley SV. The birth of the team of Jay Cross Eyed Ray Smith and Hoffman finished third in his machine Buell. This is the fifth straight win for the Grease Monkey Squad, leaving only three more races to complete the perfect season.

Notable retirements were perennial favorites Team Challenge Gene Paul Gilchrist on his Suzuki 1000 for a chain failure on lap 17, Smith & Hoffman Buell with only three laps to go, for lack of fuel, and former Road America Racing Team Challenge winner Hix , with Brian Blume on board, on lap 21 in an accident while challenging the leaders.

The Michelin punished for ASRA Team Challenge resumes next weekend, July 10, 2010, in Round 6 at Roebling Road Raceway in beautiful Savannah, Georgia.

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