Monday, May 24, 2010

Tell me why I don't like Mondays!

Days that pass by in a haze of busyness are awful.
Like today. At about 7am I was sent out to cover the oil tanker that crashed on the N3 highway during the early hours of this morning. The driver wasn't hurt, but apparently the smashed up tanker caused the highway to be blocked off completely in both directions causing absolute traffic mayhem - moreso than the ongoing roadworks apparentely. News indeed.
So off I was dispatched, along with my photographer pal JeansAndTackies to cover this incident.
We had no idea what we would encounter. We sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic for more than an hour before we arrived at the alleged crash scene. We had been strategic in our approach, figuring that if the N3 was completely blocked, then we had to find a cunning new route to get to the N3 at Marlboro. Which we did.
The transport manager, keen to help, had told us about a garage where we could park our car and then walk towards the highway bridge that would offer us a fantastic view of the highway. So we parked and ran to the spot where we stood and watched traffic flowing fast and freely in both directions. No obstruction or mangled tanker whatsoever in sight.
Back to the office without a story.
At least I have a research project to work on that kept me busy for most of the rest of the day.
And then another 2010 planning meeting to brain storm and bash out story ideas.
Eish - at least Monday is done and dusted!

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