Allen: Oh, my goodness. This traffic is crawling.
Nancy: Yes, it is bumper to bumper.
Allen: We are now running late.
Nancy: Let's turn on the radio to get the information about the present status of traffic on this road.
Allen: Yes, let's tune to the Traffic Network on the Public Radio System.
"Voices from the radio: Let's provide you with traffic updates on the hour. There is a car accident involving a truck and a car at the Ren-de interchange. The accident is on the most inner lane, so drivers should be prepared to shift over to the outer lane. Please do not drive on the shoulder line, allow it be available for the truck tower and ambulance. For those of you who are heading north, take a different route as early as possible. The traffic police are now doing their best to free the scene of the accident as quickly as possible to allow the traffic to flow. Please drive with patience. "
Nancy: Why don't we take a different route?
Allen: Let me take a look at the map. Yes, there's an exit three quarters of a mile ahead. We can exit Freeway 1, head west, and then get on the Provincial Highway 1.
Nancy: Ok, let's do that even though we may have to take a longer way.
bumper to bumper
present status of traffic
the shoulder line