NOTES FROM THE 2015 TOUGHMAN; PLEASE NOTE ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE AS REPORTED
--RACE STARTED TO WIND DOWN AROUND 2:30-2:45 PM
--ROUTE 129 RE-OPENED AT APPROXIMATELY 2:30-2:45 PM
--DETOURS THROUGH FURNACE DOCK ALLEGEDLY WOUND DOWN AROUND THE SAME TIME
--UNCONFIRMED: ROUTE 9 REPORTEDLY RE-OPENED IN PIECES, FULLY OPEN BY APPROXIMATELY 2:45
--CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED; those photos contributed by Dick Nagle are so marked; they are not in any particular order.
--Accident report, from Dick Nagle, former head of Croton Emergency Management Services: Mr. Nagle was out on Croton Point Avenue at 6:30 am. Later he went up to the Furnace Dock Rd. detour at Tenampa Restaurant. Early on, as the first bikes were returning to the transition area, one of the riders smashed into the back of County ESU truck that was, he had been told, parked off on the side of the road. The rider suffered a broken wrist as well as other minor injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the Medical Center. The ambulance was delayed for a short time on CPA waiting for a police escort. By the time Mr. Nagle left at about 1:00 PM, that was the only injury he was aware of.
--Please note there have been unconfirmed reports of two accidents; the one mentioned above is the only one known at the present time.
--The Gazette was there; it is unknown at the present time whether News 12 or the Journal was covering any portion of the race.
--Congestion ebbed and flowed but was particularly bad at approx. 11 to noon.
--Editor's Note: Of the 11 businesses spoken to, most in the upper village, all reported no increase in traffic or less traffic than usual. There were a number of outright local and area closures, late openings or early closings. Signage was reported to be clearer and more plentiful in Briarcliff. Traffic nightmares largely occurred this year in the Furnace Dock area. The B14 bus route was not allowed to take its normal route. Back-ups and confusion were reported at Annsville Circle and beyond from 11 to approximately noon. More info as--and IF--it becomes available.
--YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN RECENT LETTERS BY BRIAN POWERS AND PAUL STEINBERG HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/09/paul-steinbergs-910-gazette-letter-on.html
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