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Old 04-14-2015, 08:51 PM   #1
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TT Catches Fire on Ambassador Bridge

A TT and TV caught on fire today on the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor and Detroit.

Ambassador Bridge fire stops traffic, international trade - Windsor - CBC News
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Old 04-14-2015, 09:16 PM   #2
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Have to wonder if that is a contract hauler. I see 20 or 30 pass me every day day as I drive alongside the 401 at Kitchener. Looks like sticks and tin.
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Local news reported (so it must be true...) that the tow vehicle caught fire and it spread to the trailer. They were carrying a great deal of diesel and gas on board.

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Apparently the driver just filled up in Detroit before heading onto the bridge. It was on the U.S. side of the bridge and the DFD responded. It held up traffic for at least 3 hours or more. Besides that there was a truck roll over on a round about(traffic circle) a few miles south of the bridge on the Canadian side so the highway was jammed in both directions. No injuries other than the ruck and trailer were a total loss.
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Have to wonder if that is a contract hauler. I see 20 or 30 pass me every day day as I drive alongside the 401 at Kitchener. Looks like sticks and tin.
I would agree about the stick and tin but where's the tin? There should be warped tin panels everywhere. Travel trailers are dangerous fires to fight
. There's a lot to blow up in one.
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Local news reported (so it must be true...) that the tow vehicle caught fire and it spread to the trailer. They were carrying a great deal of diesel and gas on board.

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I was wondering about this. I saw the news reports, and the fire looked terrible.
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We saw it last night on the local news. I also noted it looked like stick construction. I too wondered if it was an rv hauler with a delivery.

Oh and that traffics circle is a pain. These traffic circles are showing up all over the place but have not seen one on a major truck route with multiple lanes through the circle like this. No wonder there is and will be problems. I am not sure if it is temporary or part of the final design of the new highway.
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