A massive crash has stopped traffic in both directions on Interstate 10 northeast of downtown New Orleans. Two fatalities have been reported; 22 victims are being treated at area hospitals and 37 others were apparently injured but did not require care.
While the new 80mph speed limit went into effect in Tejas last week in time for Memorial Day travel, the big rig boys are being held to 70mph on the Lone Star State's rural Eisenhower roads. Stop, children, what's that noise? It's the sound of black Trans Am sales spiking from Fort Stockton to Ozona.
Interesting things about I-10 in West Texas: Exit 420 is Baker Road. The Super 8 in Ozona — a town in which we were vaguely threatened by inbred, meth-addled freaks while driving the So-Cal Speed Shop's Plymouth Prowler to Houston — has the nicest Super 8 Motel the world may ever see. And well, that's about it.…