A busy section of I-75 between Detroit and Flint, Mich. will be closed for an undetermined time as a result of a major gasoline tanker accident yesterday.
The heat from the burning tanker was so intense it melted and collapsed an overpass where 9-Mile Road crosses the Interstate.
At the time of the accident, thick black smoke billowed from the scene and flames shot up 150 to 200 feet, snarling traffic on both sides. Plumes of white smoke thick with the stench of burning wreckage wafted skyward long after the crash as the mangled trucks continued to smolder.
That section of I-75 carries an average of more than 160,000 vehicles a day, according to state traffic counts. Thankfully, the accident did not happen during rush hour and no one was seriously hurt.
Creative Force Maps, a leading provider of royalty-free digital maps, is offering a free detour map on their website. The PDF version is available for download here: http://www.creativeforce.com/products/15359/Detroit-I-75-Detour.aspx
Top management at Creative Force Maps has a minimum of twenty years of hands-on, GIS-based mapping experience. They bring the disciplines of GIS engineering, cartography and graphic design together to form a synergy few companies can emulate. For more information, visit: www.creativeforce.com