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Bay Area crash yields commutersí nightmare
MSNBC Webtv The Oakland Tribune ^ | 5-3-07 | Noah Berger

Posted on 04/30/2007 11:38:06 AM PDT by Global2010

A section of highway lies burned and crumbled in Emeryville, Calif. MSNBC video •Tanker explodes April 30: One of the West's most-traveled sections of freeway isn't there anymore. NBC's Stephanie Stanton reports.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The threat of a nightmarish morning commute led many Bay Area residents to use public transportation Monday, one day after a fiery tanker crash caused a heavily trafficked section of freeway to collapse.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baybridge; california; freeway
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Ack! Having left the nightmare commute 20years ago I cannot IMAGINE how horrible it is now.

My heart goes out to fellow Freepers living with this disaster.

1 posted on 04/30/2007 11:38:10 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

Trial run? Just asking ...


2 posted on 04/30/2007 11:39:20 AM PDT by sono (TITUS PVLLO in MMVIII - Paid for by the Aventine Collegium for Pullo)
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To: Global2010

Isn’t this in Nancy’s district?


3 posted on 04/30/2007 11:39:30 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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Here is a clickalbe link that shows a picture.

Really does remind me of the 89 quake highway collapse.

Moved shortly after due to the commute back then in 1989.


4 posted on 04/30/2007 11:40:34 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: sono

Did I mess up?


5 posted on 04/30/2007 11:41:17 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

So only a bridge collapsed? Damn, I was hoping for the big one that would flush that section of the left coast into the ocean.


6 posted on 04/30/2007 11:41:23 AM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Global2010

What’s a “nitemare”? Is it anything like a “nightmare”? Or can they just not spell?


7 posted on 04/30/2007 11:41:30 AM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Global2010

opps forgot the link.

Bay Area crash causes commuter chaos - U.S. Life - MSNBC.com
Address:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18392684/


8 posted on 04/30/2007 11:42:13 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: FreedomCalls

They had two different headlines but I think the mispell was my fault.


9 posted on 04/30/2007 11:43:33 AM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

I left the nightmare commute just last summer. I feel for everybody affected by this, but sure am glad I got out of Cali.


10 posted on 04/30/2007 11:44:46 AM PDT by Theresawithanh (You are my tagline, my only tagline, you make me happy when skies are gray...)
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To: Global2010

I’m glad I moved from the Albany-El Cerrito zone to the West Bay a few years ago. I’d be hating life right now if I hadn’t.

Meta lesson .... the rotten core of Kaleefornia’s ancient freeways is now falling apart. Yes, the flames were intense, but the structure was a piece of crap. Not as bad as the rinky dink Central Skyway in SF but pretty bad.

You can always tell exactly where the statelines with NV and AZ are - the roads are immediately smoother ... LOL


11 posted on 04/30/2007 11:46:47 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Global2010

Birmingham, AL replaced one in 37 days. Similiar problem with a truck and fuel.

http://www.tfhrc.gov/pubrds/02sep/05.htm


12 posted on 04/30/2007 11:47:16 AM PDT by bamabound (teach them how to think, not what to think!)
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To: theDentist

No, I think Barbara Lee’s ..... even more apropos!


13 posted on 04/30/2007 11:47:18 AM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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This whole thing is a conspiracy between the Bush family, the Pope, Karl Rove, and the evil Dick Chaney/Halliburton!

Every thinking person knows that fire cannot melt steel!

14 posted on 04/30/2007 11:48:48 AM PDT by picard (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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I hope Mayor Newsome does not look to the fed govt for help, especially after telling the world in no uncertain terms he would keep San Fran a sanctuary city. Hey Gavin, here’s a thought, put some of those illegals in your city on the reconstruction project...


15 posted on 04/30/2007 11:52:14 AM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members of the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: bamabound

Atlanta had a tanker fire under an overpass of I-285 a few years ago, it left gaping holes in the concrete and ruined steel beams. It took a month or two IIRC.


16 posted on 04/30/2007 11:52:51 AM PDT by Sender ("She is the friendly face of America; where Condi frowns, Nancy smiles." (Syria))
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To: Global2010

Let’s see—San Francisco sends San Fran Nan to Congress. Mayor is as corrupt as the day is long. Declares itself a ‘sanctuary’ city for lawbreakers. Promotes rampant homosexuality and same sex marriages.

“Nitemare for Commuters”, eh?
Sounds more like ‘karma’ to me...

I wonder how easy it would be to predict further turmoil in SF’s future?


17 posted on 04/30/2007 11:52:56 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --Bible Thumper and Proud! RUN, FRED, RUN!!!)
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To: Global2010; Admin Moderator
Actual Title: Bay Area crash yields commuters’ nightmare

"Night" is spelled with the letters "g" and "h" in it. No "e".

Changing titles is a noe-noe. ;-)

18 posted on 04/30/2007 11:54:52 AM PDT by TChris (The Democrat Party: A sewer into which is emptied treason, inhumanity and barbarism - O. Morton)
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To: Global2010

No ... I mean ... is this another AQ probing mission testing our weaknesses?


19 posted on 04/30/2007 11:57:36 AM PDT by sono (TITUS PVLLO in MMVIII - Paid for by the Aventine Collegium for Pullo)
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To: sono

What’s the driver’s NAME???? The Media is so damn AWFUL, I have not seen what his name is!!


20 posted on 04/30/2007 11:59:47 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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