Okay, they got a great story about a rescue from a van, okay. But, at approx. 9:20 PM that night there was a tractor trailer accident on the thruway.causing a two hour delay. According to a caller to one of the stations ":drivers turned off their cars and started making snowmen."
No crawl warning people - so they don't leave and get into a parking lot on the thruway. One of the television station's suggested " t was a minor incident".
ONE OF THESE THINGS ISN'T LIKE THE OTHERS:
A. Tractor Trailer Accident on Thruway
B. Two Hour Delay
C. Motorists turning off cars and making snowmen (That would have been awesome to see)
D. Minor Incident.
Answer D. You don't send all your staff out 88.6 miles south (1 hour 39 minutes) away from base then not have anyone to cover the thruway when something goes bad at home.
Another station at the end of the program, got someone from the Thruway on the phone to discuss the matter. (They had to see it reported on the other station, apparently and make frantic phone calls. This is communications 101 - News starts at home. This is what happens when you staff news rooms with people who are not locals.
- Oh Well, Traffic Command was closed. They (that one guy) walk at 6:00 PM ?
- WLVL 1340 Newsroom closed at 11:00 AM nearly 10 hours earlier.
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