Message from discussion Massive accident, explosion kill several in Howard County, Maryland
From: John Lansford <jlnsf...@bellsouth.net>
Subject: Re: Massive accident, explosion kill several in Howard County, Maryland
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 06:20:47 EST
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 06:26:54 -0500
"ParrotRob" <parrot...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>Wow - one of the worst accidents I've ever seen. This afternoon, a
>tractor-trailer traveling southbound on I-895 (the "old" harbor tunnel
>thruway in Baltimore) reached the end of 895 and was about to merge onto
>I-95 south just south of the Baltimore/Howard county line. The ramp from
>895 south to 95 south is a flyover and had only a jersey wall barrier on the
>sides. The tractor-trailer lost control and crashed through the barrier and
>landed directly on the northbound lanes of I-95 below, smashing two cars.
>As if that weren't enough, along comes a tanker truck carrying some sort of
>petroleum (no one seems to know what yet, although propane is suspected) and
>plowed into the fallen trailer and incinerated the whole mess. The fireball
>was visible 5 or more miles away, they say. That stretch of I-95 is closed
>in both directions for god only knows how long.
I-95 reopens after fiery crash:
Interstate 95 in Maryland was finally flowing both ways early this
morning a full half day after a tanker truck crash claimed four lives
and severed one of the region's busiest arteries of transportation.
The trouble began when a tank truck carrying flammable liquid plunged
over a concrete barrier on a highway overpass in northeastern Howard
County and landed in heavy traffic on Interstate 95.
Northbound lanes, which closed at about 3 p.m. yesterday, were
reopened after a massive cleanup operation that was completed at about
3:30 a.m. this morning.
John Lansford, PE
The unofficial I-26 Construction Webpage: