Infrastructure Daily News 03.18.13

Transportation Sector

. March 15, WXIA 11 Atlanta– (Georgia) Northbound Interstate 575 blocked by wreck. Two trucks wrecked and overturned on Interstate 575 near Woodstock, causing a spill. Authorities closed an expressway for an undetermined amount of time. Source: blocked

. March 15, Chicago Tribune – (Illinois) 2 dead, 2 injured in Lake Shore Drive crash; lanes reopened. A three-vehicle crash that left two dead and two others injured closed Southbound Lake Shore Drive in Chicago for several hours. Source: 20130315,0,5631580.story

. March 14, KABC 7 Los Angeles – (California) Menifee post office burglarized, residents on alert. A burglar broke into California’s Sun City post office after hours and stole mail from more than 30 postal boxes. Source:

Emergency Services Sector

. March 14, Associated Press – (California) At least 10 wounded in Kern Valley State Prison fights. Corrections officers used chemical agents and pepper spray to stop a fight that broke out in the yard of Kern Valley State Prison. A group of inmates started the riot March 14; 10 inmates were transported to hospitals with stab wounds. Source:

. March 14, Imperial Beach Patch; Southern California City News Service – (California) Navy helicopter makes emergency landing in Chula Vista park. A warning of a possible malfunction led Navy aircrew to safely land a MH-60R Seahawk helicopter in Terra Nova Park in Chula Vista. Source: in-chula-vista-park#photo-13675997

. March 14, Associated Press – (California) Prison agents catch Calif. parolee after 32 years. A California inmate that escaped from parole supervision 32 years ago was caught by correction officers March 10 after it was discovered he was living under a hoax identity, supplemented with a fake birth certificate and Social Security card, and was still living in the Pasadena area. Source: 125620724.html For another story, see item 22