Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
Charlotte, NC (WBTV) - The Green is on South Tryon street in uptown Charlotte, where it boasts beautiful city views except when it comes to exiting the building on the South College Street side. The same side where trucks are loading and unloading, while at the same time blocking the view of oncoming traffic for folks exiting the parking deck.
"If [the trucks] are tall enough you can't see anything at all and you have to inch out to make sure nobody hits you," says Hayley Brafford who brought up the problem to See, Click, Fix.
Brafford says you can only make a left turn out of the parking deck. So when she is looking to her right, instead of seeing the multiple lanes of traffic to know when to turn, loading trucks are blocking her view.
"The biggest issue is when there are three or four in a row all the way down the street. It's not as if there is one car and maybe you can see around that one. But if they're all parked in a row you can't see anything," Brafford explains.
Brafford tells us if trucks are parking outside the designated parking areas it makes the problem worse, and the height of the trucks doesn't help either.
WBTV's Christine Nelson contacted Charlotte DOT. At the very least we were able to get officials to put their parking agents on alert to make sure trucks are not parking outside the designated spaces or abusing the time limit they can be parked there. In fact, CDOT says it issued tickets as recently as the New Year's holiday to violators.
Brafford says someone has to come up with a better way to see oncoming traffic before something avoidable happens.
"I don't think it could get any worse until someone gets hit," says Brafford.
See, Click, Fix also spoke with Wells Fargo, who owns that building. The company says this is the first time it's hearing of this problem, but is going to look into it and see what, if anything, can be done about it.
Wells Fargo also offered to reach out to Brafford, the viewer who had a problem with this, to get ideas from her about how to make it better. We have since passed the company's information to her so the two parties can connect.