Sunday, April 29, 2007

Road Melts in Fire

Interesting news item today. A petrol tanker crashed on a freeway connector for 580 in Oakland, resulting in a fire so intense the elevated roadway then collapsed onto 880 below. Fortunately, it was early on Sunday morning and traffic was very light so no injuries reported except for the driver of the truck who suffered some burns.

Living here you get quite used to the idea that earthquakes can flatten roads, but this is the first instance I can think of when a fire has had the same effect.

Fortunately, for me at least this isn't on my commute route and I don't find myself up that way very often. Nevertheless, I hope they get it sorted quickly because Sod's Law says that all of a sudden I'll find myself having to go that way!

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