Sunday, April 29, 2007

Traffic Blow Out (Y1/M12/Day 29)

It took a really long time to get back home to LA. On the way to the Oakland airport we were delayed a bit by this gas tanker that apparently took a turn too quickly and crashed and exploded. The whole damn freeway pass was blown out. I've never seen anything like it. The collapse happened not long before we passed and I took this photo out the car window. I wish I'd thought of it 30 seconds sooner because you don't really get the effect from this photo.

But the shocking part is that, even in the wake of this catastrophy, San Francisco's traffic was only about 50% as bad as the ordinary-every-day traffic I sat in upon my return to Los Angeles.
Here's a professional photo of the wreckage from the New York Times:

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