Jay Stevens anchors afternoon updates on Indiana 105 from Northwest Indiana’s Newsroom. Jay gives the information you need to know with local newscasts that focus on the region. Indiana 105 listeners count on Jay to update them on current traffic conditions during the Region Road Reports. He has worked at great radio stations all across the country and is glad to use that experience to inform listeners in Northwest Indiana.


All Lanes WB 80./94 @ Ripley St. Moving Again

Westbound 80/94 is still reportedly backing up about five miles due to a semi-over turning around 11:30 am this morning near Ripley St. and traffic tipsters are reporting that the backup on westbound 80/94 is also backing up the right lane westbound Indiana Toll Rd. (I-90).  In addition a Wind ban is in effect for the entire length of the toll rd. until 7 pm CDT tonight.  The ban is in effect for all Triple, Long Double and High Profile Oversize Loads.  The crash had the westbounds lanes closed for nearly 3 in-a-half-hours, this afternoon.

WB 80-94 at Ripley closed 10-30-12

backup at US-20 for semi rollover 10-30-12Backed up to SR-249

Taken from the INDOT Ttraffic cams at @ 2:50pm this afternoon.




Are These Things Legal?

I gotta get me some of these!  Maybe this will stop most tailgaters from following too close on the Borman.  Heat-seeking balloons to "follow" you in traffic.   Unfortunately, to my knowledge, these ingenious inflatable Missile Balloons are not available for sale--yet.  Reportedly, they were designed as part of an outdoor advertisement which won the Grand Prix award at the Cannes Lions 2004 Award for Outdoor and Print.  But if you find them for sale, let me know ;)

missle balloons








         ( photo from http://www.thegreenhead.com )


Headed Toward O'Hare this Weekend?

Went to pick up family this morning at the airport and coming back southbound on the tri-state, I noticed was stop and go traffic going northbound.  If you're traveling northbound on the Tri-State 294 this weekend expect delays and backups from before Il. Route 171 (Archer Rd.) in the Willow Springs area to almost SR-34 (Ogden Avenue).  The three left lanes were restricted.  Only a left lane and right lane open with major road work.  Careful too, if you do not have I-Pass, to make sure you are able to get over into the right lane, the cash only lanes.  Also, there were flaggers in some areas (which I am not used to seeing on the toll road) be alert to slowing and braking vehicles--especially trucks--ahead of you.  Finally,  the Illinois State Police were enforcing the 45 mph speed limit through that work zone.






      (photo from I-Dot)


Tri-State congestion red













 (Map from http://www.sigalert.com/map.asp?region=chicago#lat=41.72573&lon=-87.82799&z=1)

Road construction area and congested, stop and go area is northbound Tri-State approaching Willow Springs.

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Major Gaper's Delay EB Indiana Toll Rd.

A number if traffic tipsters reporting police activity with anywhere from eight to ten police vehicles on the right hand shoulder of eastbound Indiana Toll Rd. (I-90) just before the Chesterton/Valparaiso exit (Exit 31).  Drivers are urged to be alert to slow downs and back ups approaching the 31 mile marker.

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EB 231 Wreck Cleared Away

Traffic is back to normal EB US-231 2 NB I-65 as crews have cleared the vehicles that were involved in an earlier accident.  No injuries were reported.



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