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Worst Traffic Jams

Posted September 8, 2009 9:23 a.m. EDT

What are North Carolina’s worst traffic jams? Please give this question some thought and weigh in with you opinions.

Returning from a holiday weekend at the coast I drove through Craven County Monday in a driving rain storm. Havelock was gridlock on US 70 after a trailer with a boat overturned in the median. Police were doing their best to help motorists make their way through the congested area. We didn’t get a break until after New Bern. The motoring molasses returned when we hit the US-70 bypass and I-40 interchange past Clayton.


Monday through Friday Interstate 40 at US 1 in Cary is a perennial trouble spot. You've heard us talk about the Buck Jones Blues at Buck Jones Road. Other nominees in the Triangle include Davis Drive, Leesville Road and I-540 in north Raleigh.


What other trouble spots deserve to make North Carolina's worst traffic jam list?