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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #451 on: January 26, 2021, 10:55:39 AM »

I-66 in DC earlier this morning. Dave Dildine of WTOP, who took the pictures, says a dump truck operator forgot to lower the raised bed.



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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #452 on: January 26, 2021, 11:08:38 AM »

I-66 in DC earlier this morning. Dave Dildine of WTOP, who took the pictures, says a dump truck operator forgot to lower the raised bed.


Seems to happen a lot. There was a incident on I-49 near Kansas City last year or the year before.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #453 on: January 26, 2021, 11:17:48 AM »

Quite often it's not that they forgot to lower the bed (otherwise, they would've been hitting other overhead bridges, signs, traffic lights, wires, etc before they get to this point).  But rather, they left the "PTO" (Power Take Off) button on, and at some point either accidently hit the switch which raised the bed, or a malfunction raised the body.

But...it's easier just to say they forgot to lower the bed on TV (or radio, traffic reports, etc), because that's what people understand.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #454 on: February 16, 2021, 11:25:54 PM »

No idea what happened to this sign on I-57 north near the junction with I-74. https://goo.gl/maps/BUAV14iHtFaRpb4u8
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #455 on: February 16, 2021, 11:56:13 PM »

No idea what happened to this sign on I-57 north near the junction with I-74. https://goo.gl/maps/BUAV14iHtFaRpb4u8

Almost guaranteed a car hit the left side, knocking the post off its concrete base, but these sign supports are often constructed in such a way where the other supports can hold the sign without much issue. Sign panels went flying. The injured panels are probably sitting in some transportation yard and the sign is probably going to be replaced in full.

The fact I don't see any tire tracks in the grass/dirt means this sign may have been in this condition for quite a while though.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #456 on: February 22, 2021, 10:27:55 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/beKuUYUHrT4iZQdq9

Might as well be there facing up as it’s companion sign was changed to mixed case.
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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #457 on: February 25, 2021, 04:14:41 PM »

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #458 on: March 06, 2021, 11:42:25 AM »

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Re: Damaged Signs
« Reply #459 on: July 30, 2021, 09:59:52 AM »

From the storm with tornadoes that went through Bucks Co., PA & Central Jersey last night:

Location for reference: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.1336167,-74.9790282,3a,90y,36.8h,83.46t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sX_Ie7NLwU4c-NGn70tRNrQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!5m1!1e1
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