Blocked streetcar causes traffic jam downtown - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Blocked streetcar causes traffic jam downtown

Posted: Updated:
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • 'Neighbors' cast to visit UA

    'Neighbors' cast to visit UA

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:55:57 GMT
    Some funny guys are visiting the University of Arizona before their new movie hits theaters.Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA McLovin') and Jerrod Carmichael we be on campus on Thursday to promoteMore >>
    Dave Franco, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (AKA McLovin') and Jerrod Carmichael we be on campus on Thursday to promote their new movie "Neighbors."More >>
  • Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

    Woman claims pedicure crossed the line

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:45:39 GMT
    A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
    More >>
    A Shreveport woman said a nail tech from Style Nails in Shreveport crossed the line during a pedicure, and that she has cell phone video to prove it.
    More >>
  • Car accident closes Silverbell at Sunset

    Car accident closes Silverbell at Sunset

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:28:48 GMT
    A car accident has closed Silverbell Road at Sunset Wednesday night, according to Pima County Sheriff's Office.  Tucson Electric Power has arrived on the scene, repairing power lines. They are workingMore >>
    Tucson Electric Power is on the scene, repairing power lines. They are working to restore service during the closure.More >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Rush hour got off to a snarled start downtown today when a streetcar on a test run found itself blocked by a parked SUV.

The streetcar was forced to a stop in the left-hand lane of East Congress Street at North 6th Avenue, which caused traffic to merge right into the one remaining lane.

The streetcar was able to clear the scene as soon as the SUV was moved at about 4:15 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was issued a ticket for a parallel parking violation, which carries a fine of $188.

City officials would not tow the SUV because there was money left in the meter, according to Mike Graham, a spokesman for the city of Tucson.

Graham said incidents like this are part of the testing process: "It's an opportunity for the public to integrate itself with the streetcar." 

He said this could bring changes to the rules of parking along the streetcar route.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow