Semi tanker explodes on Indianapolis highway ramp

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  1. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    I heard on the cb that the driver didn't make it. Glad that rumor wasn't true.
     
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    Any kind of a tanker is and can be deadly. When they go they usually burn to the ground. I am glad the driver got out.
     
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    Authorities aren't sure why, but a liquid propane tanker from PTI Trucking missed the curve on the ramp from I-69 to 465. The crash enveloped the I-465 overpass in 150-foot columns of fire on either side.

    http://www.wibc.com/news/Story.aspx?ID=1154470
     
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    So true notraps.. at least the driver is ok....
     
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    I saw the flash of the explosion and subsequent mushroom cloud as I was pulling out of the parking lot for another run. I work out of the southeast side of town and was able to see it from that far away. Crazy.

    I took that ramp about an hour earlier, too. It's a good thing I was ahead of schedule or I might have got caught up in it.
     
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    The NE corner of Indy I465 & I69 has now just become interesting. Officials are saying the ramp that goes West bound I465 will be closed for weeks. :biggrin_25510:
     
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    i liev in indianapolis, they said the road might be closed for weeks......so DO NOT use 465 north as a bypass of the city, take 70 straight through or 465 south! i hear guys on the CB talk about doing it all the time, just figured id let you know in case on of yall are comin through indy soon
     
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    Tanker crashes closes portion of busy interstate at Indianapolis

     
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    Just went through that area about three hours ago. I-69 to west bound 465 is open. 465 northbound to I-69 is open. 465 is closed right after the I-69 exit. Took Binford Blvd to 56th street to bypass 465 west bound. Took an extra 20 mintues but it was better than going west bound on 465.
     
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    I live an hour from Indy and on the way home today I-465 Eastbound is now open and Westbound will remain closed for an unknown amount of time according to Q95 local radio station.
     
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