A tractor-trailer carrying a large amount of fireworks exploded on a New Jersey highway last night, providing an amazing show for those stuck in traffic
A tractor-trailer carrying a large amount of fireworks exploded on I-287 in New Jersey, igniting an amazing fireworks show for hundreds of drivers stuck in traffic last night.
Honestly, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often. At least for those stuck in traffic, they finally were given some entertainment. I would have popped out of my jeep and climbed up on the roof and enjoyed the show.
Anything is better than being in bumper to bumper traffic in the worst state in America, New Jersey, trying to get home from whatever shore point you were at for the weekend, completely hungover and dreading the thought of going to work on Monday.
Maybe this will prevent the constant fireworks that are lit off throughout the city for the next three plus months straight? That would be ideal. I’ll never forget the time where a bunch of Temple students literally lit the entire apartment building on fire across the street from me on Girard Ave. Served them right after the nightly fireworks shows that would happened every single night throughout the summer.
Anyways, someone’s 4th of July celebration just happened a week early. I think we can safely add fireworks to the list of things that are now in a “shortage” because of “supply chain issues.”
I would suggest heading down to Sea Isle and finding one of the unmarked vans that typically pulls up to a line of people waiting to get into a bar, urging them to come in the back of the van and check out the array of illegal fireworks available for purchase.
I’ve done it twice, and sure the first time it felt like I was about to be kidnapped, but at the end of the night, I walked home with an arsenal of fireworks to shoot off over July 4th weekend. Plus it was a rush to climb in the back of some creepy guys van to purchase something illegal.
July 4th weekend always brings us a few crazy stories of fireworks gone wrong and it looks like we got started early with the highway truck explosion. Stay safe out there.