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Hamptons traffic fiasco brings lessons for all in coastal areas

GasBuddy Blog -- The Hamptons are beautiful, historic whaling villages at the east end of Long Island where a considerable number of affluent Americans enjoy their summer; some stay year-round. Nothing is supposed to go wrong there. And when it does, people get very upset.

So imagine how steamed some Southampton folks got last week when they sat in traffic for 7 hours because the only two roads in and out were both clogged due to a relatively minor traffic accident and cleanup of oil and debris. It wasn't pretty. The backup on two local roads leading into Montauk Highway stretched for 20 miles.

And after it was all over, local residents expressed anger and fear about their ability to evacuate if a hurricane or other major weather event...


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Submitted Aug 03, 2012 By: PD
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3 days here too!!
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Rich people probably just go on their yachts....
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"rsm315" This is not a rich section of long island

[Edited by: OldMan322 at 8/6/2012 9:23:01 AM EST]
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familiar or just old?
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4 days and running - nobody at the news desk?
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Three days old
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Poor Rich People
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Time to move on to something more relevant, don't you think?
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Same old crap, over and over again !!! ???
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really old news
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Three-day old article.
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Really!
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Feel for them.... NOT!
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Come on Gas Buddy there has to be new news and more important.
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Send all the traffic to Liberal areas...
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Ifrastructure, infrastucturem infrastructure, taxes, taxes, taxes. Of course the residents on the "wrong" side of the bridgedould count real estate owners, then divide the "new" egree roads by that number for copst per occupant and build a new two lane beidge! Problem solved.
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It is hard to kill 44 votes
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I've already commented twice on this three day old story!
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ok
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Let's bury this story today guys!
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Still here and still nothing to do with gas and oil!!!!!!
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A good reason not to live there.
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there must be something better to post...we all have traffic jams.
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Lessons getting learned I guess.
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Old news.
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More recycled news. This is fourth day.
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old
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Old news
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:-/
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good lesson
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*sniff* smells like a re re re-run. 4th day up now?
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put this new out to pasture
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Easy solution. Build more roads or stop whinning.
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Everyone needs a plan for what to do in emergencies.
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Weekend repeat.
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Haven't The Hamptons figured out the traffic fiasco yet?
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Get them bicycles
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repeat article
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Friday's article
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