On: 25.08.2018 06:16 clock
The tube locked after the fire of a maintenance vehicle in the Elbe Tunnel is free again. The damage caused by the fire had been so great that the work had been dragged into the night from Friday to Saturday. According to the traffic authority, the asphalt, the tunnel ceiling and high-voltage lines for lighting and loudspeakers are damaged. In addition, the lighting for the escape routes was destroyed. A few remaining works must then be done during the night in the coming week.
Truck catches fire in Elbtunnel
Hamburg Journal – 24.08.2018 19:30
When a maintenance vehicle burned in the Elbe Tunnel, four people suffered minor injuries. A tunnel tube to the north was closed for a long time.
The truck was set on fire in the tunnel on Thursday night for no apparent reason, a fire spokesman said. The driver saved himself in an escape tunnel, he entered the hospital with possible flue gas. Three firefighters were also slightly injured in firefighting.
Because there were also gas cylinders on the maintenance vehicle, the Elbtunnel was initially completely closed during the night from Thursday to Friday due to the explosion hazard. After the tunnel fire brigade was able to quickly control the fire, one pipe was moved to the north and both pipes reopened quickly to the south. The second tube in the north was released on Saturday at 5 am.