Tanker Crash

A tanker truck crashed and exploded at around 6am this morning on I-880 in Oakland.  Luckily nobody was injured in the explosion.  As of this writing, the freeway remains closed while the mess gets cleaned up.

The truck was carrying over 8,000 gallons of gasoline that shot flames 50 feet up in the air and caused a fire that burned so hot that it melted the asphalt, plastic along a fence on the side of the freeway, telephone poles, electrical wires and half of a speed-limit sign.

This crash is reminiscent of the tanker crash in April 2007 which melted parts of the MacArthur maze.  Luckily, it looks as though the freeway will not have to be rebuilt after this incident.

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