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Old 10-18-2011, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Truck fire closes westbound I-10 lanes near Callaghan - San Antonio Express-News

Anyone else get stuck in the mess caused by this? My normal 10-20 min. commute home took ~2 hrs.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:19 PM
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I saw a little Toyota Yaris with a mattress tied to the top of it on Sunday, on 410 actually, and I swear that thing was going to take off. They had one strap going across the middle of it and so the front end of the mattress was flopping around. Crazy, and dumb. I promptly got ahead of him because it sure looked like it was going to fly off.

Hope nobody was hurt tonight........I read on someone's FB wall that the truck driver got out OK.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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....I read on someone's FB wall that the truck driver got out OK.
Actually in the story I linked it says somebody got the truck driver to pull over before his cab went up in flames.

So whoever that was...
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:40 PM
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Actually in the story I linked it says somebody got the truck driver to pull over before his cab went up in flames.

So whoever that was...


Ahhh, too lazy to click on the link. If I want to know anything anymore, I just look on Facebook.
But yeah, major kudos to whomever got him out of that mess. Could have been really tragic.
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX via San Antonio, TX
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It was still closed at 8 this evening. I had to take Fredrickberg home. What a mess.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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It was still closed at 8 this evening. I had to take Fredrickberg home. What a mess.
They were saying on the local news earlier that they expect to have I-10 back open by rush hour tomorrow morning.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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related note (let me know if it's inappropriate for this thread) a few days ago (gosh, i can't remember what day. i think it was wednesday, possibly thursday) i saw a big rig on fire going southbound on 35. i can't recall exactly where, we were just leaving san antonio (perhaps just approching NB), on our way to austin late morning when we saw the smoke and then the fire. looked like it had just happened since the emergency vehicles weren't even there yet (they were on their way) and the traffic on southbound had just started to congest. the traffic was still slow but moving when we came back around eight or nine, but the site seemed mostly clean.

anyone know what the story behind that could have been? i tried looking up some information about it (i wanted to see if the driver was ok, the cab was on fire) but didn't find any info.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heart of Texas
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Just on the news: a police officer saw a fire underneath the truck and stopped him and got him out!
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I would have been stuck in this, but I get to leave work before 4pm, so happy about that. Waking up early sucks, but sometimes it is worth it.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I would have been stuck in this, but I get to leave work before 4pm, so happy about that. Waking up early sucks, but sometimes it is worth it.
Lucky. No matter what time I get to work, I'm not allowed to leave until at least 4pm.
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