Drivers, lack of planning to blame

I just spent over an hour trying to get from one end of Everett to the other. I know many will blame the bridge construction work on the traffic chaos, but the source of the chaos lies much closer to home: The ignorant drivers who insist on blocking an intersection, even though they know full well they aren’t going anywhere for a while.

Blatantly absent were police officers. It took me over 15 minutes to get through the intersection at 41st and Colby. I dialed Everett 911 and requested they send a traffic unit to make some order out of the chaos. This is just the beginning. I wonder how long it will be before someone loses their temper and shoots someone in a fit of road rage.

If there was any kind of a plan in place to deal with the expected traffic issues during the construction, I certainly saw no sign of it.


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