Saturday, March 07, 2009

We Could Have Exploded!

Did you watch the news last night? If you did you might have seen a little story about dynamite. No I am not talking about the flash game on yahoo. I am talking the real thing. Apparently when the company that did the widening project 2 years ago was done they didn't bother to go back and check to see that all of the dynamite had been detonated. Yesterday those explosives were found by another company digging to lay cable in that same area. These were conveniently left right next to the entrance to Interstate 40. Did the company really forget them or is there more than meets the eye?

Photo from WKRN
Bobby simply said "How many times have we gone over those bridges in the last two years?". For me? Twice every week day for the last 4 months. Crazy that something like that can just be there under the ground and no one knows until digging for something else. I was completely frustrated as I was leaving work yesterday because I was sitting in a parking lot on Briley and had no idea what was going on. I saw news trucks and figured there was a hazardous spill or something. It wasn't until after Munchkins school fundraiser that I got home and did some digging to find out what was going on. It was unsettling to say the least. Hopefully there is not more.

From WKRN 2 Nashville

Dynamite found off Briley was in ground for 2 years

The exit ramp from Briley Parkway South to Interstate 40 West remains closed Friday while crews remove dynamite that has been buried in the ground for nearly two years.
An excavating crew laying fiber optic cable found the dynamite just before 2 a.m. Friday, alongside the exit ramp.
Metro's bomb squad responded to the scene and closed the exit ramp.
Nine gel cartridges of undetonated explosive and three blasting caps have since been removed from the ground. More.....

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