Today's image is titled beltline2 and was photographed by Sara Ziemendorf.
The west Beltline between Verona Road and Whitney Way was closed in both directions for several hours Wednesday morning following an accident in which an eastbound vehicle crossed into westbound traffic and collided with two approaching cars. The accident resulted in one fatality and two serious injuries; a semi-truck moved to block all lanes to prevent further collisions. Morning commuter traffic was backed up throughout the south and west sides of Madison.
"I noticed when the normal calm roads that I traverse on my bike were swamped with diverted traffic," writes Sara Ziemendorf, who shot a photo of the scene on a bicycle overpass across the freeway. "A special thank you goes out to all of the traffic on Midvale," she concludes, "for letting a poor biker get across the street!"
There is a larger version of the photo in the gallery at right.
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