So this morning I'm trying to catch the early train to work and sure enough there's a slowdown again. Only this time I can see why for quite a distance, as the smoke is very black and very plentiful. A truck was on fire. A commercial pickup truck, with some sort of cab in the back. And I'm not talking about an "engine caught on fire" sort of fire, I'm talking about a front to back engulfed in flames movie special effect sort of fire. This thing was going up in a big way.
And yes, it was on the opposite side of the highway, going in the other direction. So everybody on my side who stopped to look? Keep moving! Especially the guy in front of me who was too busy with his cameraphone to pay attention to the road. Dude, you're 100 yards away in a moving vehicle in bright sunlight, you're not going to get a clear shot. Pay attention.