I-95 Tanker Truck Fire Closes Roadway

Early Saturday morning a Tanker-Truck on I-95 North in Harford County, Maryland caught fire bringing the East coast's major North-South highway to a standstill.

The roadway was fully reopened 10 hours later. Fortunately there were no injuries.

This incident focuses public attention on the enormous potential hazard that tanker-trucks and haz-mat trucks present.

This realm is the province of a little known federal agency, the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

The PHMSA is dedicated to "safe transport of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water. For a more comprehensive discussion of tanker-truck, haz-mat truck and overall hazardous materials transport safety see:
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