Rest Area 300m: Rolling Tar.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Rolling Tar.

A long day today. This tanker with about 23000 litres of hot tar aboard fell over north of the Awakino Gorge this morning.

The driver, was remarkably lucky, and though cut and bruised, was not seriously injured.

The real fun ( and traffic hold ups ) start with the arrival of the cranes.

The first part of the recovery exercise went smoothly and the tractor unit was detached, and lifted onto a recovery truck.

There was some concern about the tank rupturing and spewing 140 degree tar everywhere. We were lucky and the spillage was small.

We dumped dirt on it with a front end loader, and then scraped the road clean.

But what a long hot hungry day...

Labels: ,

Male. Lives in New Zealand/North Island/The Road, speaks English. Eye color is blue.
This is my blogchalk:
New Zealand, North Island, The Road, English, Male.

Who Links Here eXTReMe Tracker