A Look at That Tanker Crash and Burn on I-30

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No doubt you've heard about, or read about, the fuel-tanker spill that closed down I-30 west of downtown early this morning. So happens good, good friend of the show Jeff Liles, who was on his way back to Oak Cliff after the Frankie Campagna memorial show at Club Dada at around 1:30 a.m, came across the fiery wreckage and documented some of the blaze. "It was nuts," he says. "You could see flames shooting 100 feet into the air. It was insane. And the creek was on fire." Shot from the Edgefield Avenue bridge over 30, just west of Sylvan.

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Gwugluud
Gwugluud

AND I'M SURE they used this as an excuse to shut down all the freeways within a 30-mile radius,,, I'm so thankful I was able to transfer to a small town away from that D/FW hellhole...Was getting sick of sitting in traffic so idiots could stop and stare at it whenever someone was pulled over to the side of the road to change a tire...But then the same idiots would turn right around and tailgate you in rage because you don't feel like driving at 90 MPH...Yee, Haww, Dallas, Texas, Yee, Haww...

Nunya
Nunya

I've come to the conclusion that I-30 in Dallas is a death trap.

knottygirl
knottygirl

The video title says December 7, 2010? Just checking.

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

It's a new year. Jeff'll catch up. But, yes, it's from this morning. And I see it's been fixed anyhow.

knottygirl
knottygirl

Yes, it now says December 7, 2011. Nice to know I'll need to stay off that stretch of road on Pearl Harbor Day this year.

Barbara Macleod
Barbara Macleod

I live in Oak Cliff as well...and as a newish resident, I have noticed that wrecks occur here quite often. There is an exit only lane and another lane that merges into fewer lanes. Are there any studies going on that you know of by txdot? This really seems to be an issue. Thank goodness no one was killed...this time.

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