Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Great danger would lurk in 710 Freeway tunnel: Letters

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/opinion/20140317/great-danger-would-lurk-in-710-freeway-tunnel-letters

March 17, 2014

arry Knapp’s recent letter on the “fiscal foolishness of the 710 Freeway tunnel study,” pointing out the fact that it can’t succeed as a toll road, is based on solid facts.

His concern that “who knows what dangers await in that tunnel?” is a legitimate one.

The safety concerns are based on solid facts. We’ve had two recent fatal tunnel occurrences in Southern California within just a few hundred yards. The heat was so intense the structures were weakened.

Visualize two or more trucks loaded with flammables blown up in a six-mile tunnel. There is no safe exit when such a holocaust ignites, and hundreds, if not thousands, would be cremated.
I won’t be one of them, since I’ll never go in that tunnel if it is constructed.

— Michael Montgomery, South Pasadena