Author: Staff Reporters

Tractor trailer jackknifes on I-10, causes closure of westbound lanes

A tractor trailer jackknifed on the Black Water Bridge on Interstate 10 Sunday afternoon, causing an accident that caused the westbound lanes to be closed for about an hour. The truck, driven by an Orlando man, rear-ended a vehicle in front of it, whose driver had swerved to avoid large debris in the road. It then slid west in the roadway, hitting the bridge concrete barrier.

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Timmmberrr! … UF experts try to take subjectivity out of tree-falling assessments

In the eye of hurricane season, you need hardy trees that can withstand the strong winds that come with the storms – and which can topple trees.

That’s why University of Florida tree scientists Ryan Klein and Andrew Koeser study the variables that can lead to tree failure and how to make tree risk assessments more accurate and reproducible.

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