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  1. iwashmycar

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    I had just pulled into MAG for some work on my wife's S...barely had sat down when there was a terrific BOOM and all hell broke loose on the Rt. 161/33 bridge. A tanker exploded, scattering huge pieces onto I-270 and back down Rt. 161/33 while the truck's tractor burned on the bridge. HUGE flames, thick black smoke, and the brush along those routes were fiery scenes from Hell.

    We, at MAG, had pretty much ringside seats, and MAG can be grateful as Hell that they had moved from the old store on Post Road, because it will be HOURS before traffic is restored around there.
     
  3. Crashton

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    RIP truck driver. Wow!
     
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    I was just going to ask if the driver made it out. I guess not. What a terrible way to die.

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    The news tonight said he never made it out of the truck. That cab was just about unrecognizable. I'd be surprised if the firemen could find any cremains...:frown2:
     
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    It's not a sight I would wish upon anyone...
     
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    They just open those ramps in the last month or so after a multi year rebuild.
     
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    If it was raining, he may have jack-knifed into the wall.

    I was driving in the rain once, and a UPS semi jack-kifed right next to me. His front cab window was aimed at me, and we were face-to-face. I've never see such a look of pure terror. His eyes looked the size of ping-pong balls.

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    That OP video immediately reminded me of this from some years ago in Dallas.

    [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iam27Mh1zu4"]Oxyacetilene canister plant in texas blowing up - YouTube[/ame]

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