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TomTom: Five most congested cities cost fleets $1.7B annually

Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle and San Jose are the five most traffic-congested cities in the U.S., according to TomTom Telematics research.

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California wildfire prompts hours suspension, road closures

According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the fire has burned at least 65,000 acres as of noon Pacific time Wednesday. Mandatory evacuations are in place for the cities of Santa Paula and Ventura.

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Enforcement blitz ongoing this week in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio

Officers from the Michigan State Police, Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol are focusing their enforcement efforts on I-94 and other major freeways in their respective states Dec. 4-8.

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NTSB: Truck-involved highway fatalities rose in 2016

In total, NTSB determined highway deaths increased across the U.S. by 1,976 year-over-year. There were 722 fatalities resulting from crashes involving medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2016 compared to 665 in 2015.

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Fleet tech company identifies top 10 most dangerous highways for truckers

Seattle-based Zonar's new analysis is intended to help truckers identify stretches of road typically most dangerous for trucks to decrease their chances of getting into an accident.

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I-20/59 in Birmingham to close overnight Friday

The Alabama Department of Transportation, weather permitting, plans to close all northbound lanes west of the I-20/59 interchange.

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Section of I-15 South in Vegas to close overnight Wednesday; rest areas in R.I., AZ set for temporary closures

A section of I-15 South in Las Vegas will be closed overnight Wednesday for construction work. The Sacaton, Ariz., rest area will close for approximately 6 months in both directions for renovations, and a truck rest area on I-95 South in Rhode Island will close for approximately a year.

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Rhode Island plans lane reduction on I-195 this weekend

Rhode Island DOT says work will begin Friday night, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. The number of lanes on the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 South will be reduced from two lanes to one.

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I-70 East in Indiana reduced to one lane for bridge project

Crews have reduced I-70 East to one lane throughout the 13-day project. Drivers should also plan for single-lane closures in both directions between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. each night throughout the project.

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Portion of I-95 in Rhode Island set to close this weekend

All northbound traffic will have to take exit 4 to Route 3 North. Trucks will get back onto I-95 using the exit 5/Route 102 interchange in West Greenwich.

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