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Vinny
11-23-2009, 02:20 PM
Just a heads up for anyone coming to the game tonight. The lots are open at 3:30 as well.

http://media2.myfoxhouston.com//photo/2009/11/23/trainwreck_20091123121340_320_240.JPG

20 Train Cars Derail in Southwest Houston
Highway 90 Closed in Both Directions

Updated: Monday, 23 Nov 2009, 12:45 PM CST
Published : Monday, 23 Nov 2009, 11:45 AM CST

HOUSTON - About 20 train cars derailed Monday morning in an accident that dumped coal onto a southwest Houston highway, closing it to traffic in both directions.

The accident happened around 11 a.m. on South Main Street/Highway 90A at Hiram Clarke Road, just east of Stafford.

Aerial images captured more than a dozen train cars on their sides in a grassy area along the highway.

A shelter-in-place was ordered for residents in the immediate area, and the highway was closed in both directions as officials verify the contents of the train cars. Most of the cargo is coal, but officials also spotted a white powder they say does not appear to be harmful.

Drivers will want to avoid the area, which is a main route for those traveling to Monday night's Texans game. Consider using Highway 59 and the 610 Loop as an alternate route.

Highway 90 will be closed to all southbound traffic at the accident site for the rest of the day. Northbound lanes will reopen sometime Monday afternoon. http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/traffic/091123-southwest-houston-train-derailment

JDizzle
11-23-2009, 02:30 PM
I came in here expecting metaphors :bat:

nunusguy
11-23-2009, 02:46 PM
I dunno 'bout metaphors, but let's just hope it's not an omen.

imatexan
11-23-2009, 03:41 PM
I dunno 'bout metaphors, but let's just hope it's not an omen.

Omen for the titans!

Beer and Metal
11-23-2009, 04:16 PM
Oh, darn!

Now thousands of kids won't even get that lump of coal in their stocking!

It's sad.

Pollardized
11-23-2009, 05:05 PM
I was onscene and saw what happened there. Bernard saw that train coming, thought is was VY, and knocked the PISS out of it. It got Pollardized.

brakos82
11-23-2009, 05:06 PM
I was onscene and saw what happened there. Bernard saw that train coming, thought is was VY, and knocked the PISS out of it. It got Pollardized.

I guess it had a big #10 on it? :kingkong:

Pollardized
11-23-2009, 05:14 PM
I guess it had a big #10 on it? :kingkong:

Yep, and it was making alot of loud, senseless noise. So he knew it must be a Titan.

brakos82
11-23-2009, 05:15 PM
Yep, and it was making alot of loud, senseless noise. So he knew it must be a Titan.

Those bastards. :whistles:

Malloy
11-23-2009, 05:43 PM
Oh, darn!

Now thousands of kids won't even get that lump of coal in their stocking!

It's sad.

I always suspected that kids in Houston were really bad, I guess Santa agrees because he brought in a whole lot! :)