Thursday, August 11, 2005

Note to Truckers

When hauling 35,000 pounds of explosives over a heavily travelled, twisting two-lane highway,


Picture from The Salt Lake Tribune

Just keep the following simple mathematical relationship in mind:

stupidity + explosives = crater.

By some miracle, no one was killed and only two were seriously injured. Some guardian angels just earned some serious overtime pay.

So, now, the road between Spanish Fork and Price is closed until further notice. As are the nearby tracks of the Union Pacific railroad and the Utah Railway.

More from and the Salt Lake Tribune.


At 1:19 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

There was a guy on a motorcycle who was knocked clean off his bike by the shockwave from the blast. Luckily he wasn't hurt too bad.

On his way down the canyon, people stuck in traffic kept asking him when the road would open. His reply: "Dude, what road!?!"


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