This was the view I had of the large train fire that occurred yesterday in Painesville, Ohio. While I was never less than a few miles away from the actual location, I could see the large, black pillars of smoke very clearly throughout the day.
Handling traffic through Painesville is difficult on normal days due to all the construction. However, with all the traffic into and out of the city due to the incident, things slowed to a craw. A fact that wasn’t helped by parts of the two highways that pass right by the on-going fire having been closed by the police. It took me nearly an hour to drive what is normally a 10 minute trip.