UPDATE:Re article-3 Dead After Brush Fire, Fog Cause 50-Car Pileup on Florida Interstate

Orlando Sentinel, January 10, 2008

Latest statistics –
70 car pile up
4 dead
38 injured with 4 being critical

Traffic Watch: I-4 still closed this morning in Polk County

Warning signs began nearly 20 hours before Polk crash

Warning signs began nearly 20 hours before Polk crash

 The warnings came long before metal  slammed  into metal on a moonless, socked-in Interstate- 4  early Wednesday.

 Before sunset Tuesday, National Weather Service  meteorologists  issued a fog alert based on a scale  of one through 10.  Experts consider seven or higher  to be risky for drivers. The forecast for north  Polk County was a 10.

A few hours later, the state Division of Forestry told the Florida Highway Patrol to expect dangerous
conditions because of a particularly stubborn and smoky wildfire at I-4 and County Road 557. The
blaze escaped from a controlled burn meant to get rid of dangerously dry brush.

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One Response to “UPDATE:Re article-3 Dead After Brush Fire, Fog Cause 50-Car Pileup on Florida Interstate”

  1. auto parts site » UPDATE:Re article-3 Dead After Brush Fire, Fog Cause 50-Car Pileup … Says:

    […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptBefore sunset Tuesday, National Weather Service meteorologists issued a fog alert based on a scale of one through 10. Experts consider seven or higher to be risky for drivers. The forecast for north Polk County was a 10. … […]


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