Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Local News

Today may have had a presidential speech as it's major headline, but this story is what caught my eye.

Here's a bit of the story from SF Gate :
A radio traffic reporter became part of the traffic report Monday morning when the small plane he was in made an emergency landing on an East Bay freeway -- causing a traffic slowdown.

No one was injured in the incident, which happened at about 8:30 a.m. when the Cessna 172 apparently ran out of gas while en route to the Hayward municipal airport and landed on westbound Interstate 580 at Highway 238 in Castro Valley, authorities said.

With the help of a motorist who slowed cars on the freeway, the pilot managed to land in the far right lane and come to a stop in the right shoulder. No cars were hit, and a monumental traffic jam was averted, but traffic slowed as motorists gawked at the spectacle of the red-striped plane on the freeway.

: My wife used to commute past that area, admittedly heading the other direction, at that time of day until a little over a month ago. It's just such a surreal scene.


Also I'm a bit bummed that Morrissey won't be making all of his Kilborn residency. Why must I always be so miserable?

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