Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Thank God this happened early Sunday morning. This is one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the country. Good video at link.
1 posted on 04/29/2007 6:41:01 AM PDT by WSGilcrest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-34 next last
To: WSGilcrest; Admin Moderator

ugh. Where’s my coffee. A rare double post


2 posted on 04/29/2007 6:43:56 AM PDT by WSGilcrest (Mikey likes it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

That’s going to snarl traffic.


3 posted on 04/29/2007 6:44:44 AM PDT by csvset
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest; martin_fierro

Bay Area ping.


4 posted on 04/29/2007 6:45:28 AM PDT by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest
Ain't technology great. Im in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia watching this live just 5 minutes after it happened

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

5 posted on 04/29/2007 6:47:31 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

Massive natural gas pipeline explosion in Illinois this morning too...

I’m waiting for details on the tanker explosion...under the overpass...were any other cars involved? Crash?


6 posted on 04/29/2007 6:49:39 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest
This is one of the busiest freeway interchanges in the country.

Really? It would be nice to know what part of the country this is.

7 posted on 04/29/2007 6:50:00 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

8 posted on 04/29/2007 6:51:43 AM PDT by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

There must be some mistake. Rosie says that fire doesn’t melt steel.


10 posted on 04/29/2007 6:52:29 AM PDT by RGSpincich
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

Sounds like the driver was lucky.


16 posted on 04/29/2007 6:54:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

Was any steel melted in that fire? If so, please advise Rosie “The Pig “ O’Donnell.


18 posted on 04/29/2007 6:55:09 AM PDT by csvset
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

bookmark


20 posted on 04/29/2007 6:56:01 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Run, Fred, Run!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest
Wow.

KPIX TV Coverage

25 posted on 04/29/2007 7:00:05 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

Driver’s name?


27 posted on 04/29/2007 7:03:36 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

But, but, but,.....according to Rosie, fire shouldn’t have caused the collapse of a steel reinforced structure...


28 posted on 04/29/2007 7:04:32 AM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest; Pete-R-Bilt; glock rocks; NormsRevenge; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave
Trumpets please...I see Sir Arnold coming over the hill on a white horse to tell us we have a blown up box bridge...
39 posted on 04/29/2007 7:13:34 AM PDT by tubebender
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

Monday is going to be a mess. Sounds like the driver stuck around and tried to put the fire out?


48 posted on 04/29/2007 7:18:20 AM PDT by null and void (The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

A tanker truck blew up Friday morning in Houston at 59 south ramp leading to I-10. Driver dead with vehicle.

I never did hear what his load was. Something from the petrochemical industry here I believe.

It is supposed to shut down the ramp for 2 months while they inspect its structure.


68 posted on 04/29/2007 7:31:53 AM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

If it was deliberate, it was probably the Oakland Chamber of Commerce.


69 posted on 04/29/2007 7:33:08 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (Conservatives want to destroy terrorism. Liberals want to destroy conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest
A chronicle of CHP (California Highway Patrol) and Caltrans (California Transportation Dept) events involving this fire and freeway collapse, from Sigalert.com:
80 West to 880 South Connector  Report of Fire  4:55 AM
Thomas Guide Map Coordinates: Page 629, Grid 7E   
96-83 Advise North 880 to East 80 Can Be Opened Up Not Smoke Affecting Trfc  5:05 AM
Caltrans Cpz//nb880 to East 80 Flyover Will Be Opened Soon  5:09 AM
Per 96-177 West 580 Prior to Maze Open  5:11 AM
North 880 to East 80 now Open Per 96-V1  5:12 AM
Caltrans Cpz//nb 880 to East 80 Open  5:13 AM
CHP Transportation Management Center Copies, Please Confirm What is Still Closed  5:13 AM
Can Caltrans Please Respond With Sign Board West 580 to West 80  5:14 AM
Tmt Sign Trucks Have Been Notified  5:17 AM
Can Caltrans Please Advise ETA for Sign Truck Unit is Having Hard Time Keeping Flares Lit West 580 to West 80  5:27 AM
CHP Transportation Management Center Copies Lane 18, Thank You  5:32 AM
Per Ofcr Cross--ETA 10  5:34 AM
Caltrans Inq//is West 580 Open to West 80 ?  5:34 AM
96-S6 Cpy Lane 25 /26 Advise D Not at this Time  5:40 AM
Per 32-81 East 80 at East 580 Has Whole Closure Signs and Cones Up  5:41 AM
CHP Unit on Scene  5:46 AM
***eb  5:50 AM
***nb 880 to East  5:51 AM
***580 Closed from East  5:52 AM
CHP Transportation Management Center Copies Public Affairs Officer 97, Please Advise Where to Direct All Media  5:53 AM
Public Affairs Officer On Scene  5:53 AM
Regarding Lane 23 this Location Requested is Still Closed West 580 to West 80  5:57 AM
Per 96-177--Regarding Lane 20 this is not Sufficient Will Need 2 Sign Boards 1 with Arrow and 1 with Warning 3 Signs Would Be Best  5:57 AM
Message/Item Delivered 96-S5 to Send Units to Replace Grave Units As Assigned to Respective Location Requested S  5:58 AM
Tanker Had 8600 Gallons of Reg Unleaded Gasoline  5:59 AM
***wb 80 to South 880 Closed***  6:01 AM
Public Affairs Officer Cpys Lane 43 /45  6:04 AM
** Staging Area for Media-West 80 Transition to South 880 **  6:05 AM
Highway Emergency & Weather Advisory Bulletin Report 1 Sent /1039 96-S8  6:07 AM
**** Closures **** West 80 to South 880 / East 80 to East 580 / West 580 to West 80  6:08 AM
Caltrans Reporting North 880 Closure at 7th, Can You Advise Please  6:10 AM
CHP Unit on Scene  6:12 AM
CHP Unit on Scene  6:13 AM
CHP Unit on Scene  6:13 AM
CHP Unit on Scene  6:23 AM
CHP Unit on Scene  6:36 AM
177 En Route to On Ramp W Grand to Shut It Down  6:43 AM
North 880 to East Closed But Vehicles Coming on from W Grand 96-8 Cpys  6:43 AM
Please Respd Caltrans With Cones and Signs W Grand to Shut Down On Ramp  6:47 AM
Message/Item Delivered Jenkins  6:48 AM
Message/Item Delivered Dotcc  6:48 AM
CHP Unit on Scene  6:48 AM
Per 96-C Make Sure Valley Transportation Management Center Message Sign Signs Are Used-Message/Item Delivered Valley Tmc(darlene)  6:53 AM
Regarding Line 86 /1039 32-S3  6:54 AM
Per Ofcr Farmer / Cal Transition Needs Unit East 80 to East 580-Vehicle S Going Thru  7:10 AM
Opd Line Ll Unable to Close Maritime and W Grand On Ramp Until CHP 97  7:17 AM
Will Advise Opd Line 99 / Message/Item Delivered Opd  7:20 AM
W Grand at Frontage Road Need Caltrans Here / With Sign Truck and Cones Please  7:22 AM
West 580 to Bridge Open and Roadway Open  7:34 AM
CHP Unit Enroute  7:34 AM
---Callers Advising Vehicles Going West 80 E/of Tp Are Cutting Across All the West Lanes Inorder to Get Post 1 to Go Back East--  7:37 AM
CHP Transportation Management Center Copies West 580 to Bridge Open  7:37 AM
Message/Item Delivered 19-Officer In Charge  7:42 AM

89 posted on 04/29/2007 7:55:46 AM PDT by ThePythonicCow (The Greens steal in fear of pollution, The Reds in fear of greed; Fear arising from a lack of Faith.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: WSGilcrest

I hate to sound kinda tin foil about this, but something smells fishy. I’ll hold my tongue until I find out how this tanker managed to explode, and who the driver is. Of course, I could just be paranoid.


94 posted on 04/29/2007 7:57:16 AM PDT by Not just another dumb blonde
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-34 next last

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson