These Strong Winds

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Serah D.'s Comment
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First hand experience last evening. Was driving on US-287 from Amarillo to Wichita Falls with 43+k lbs. A mile before l got to the Quanah Loves, l was hit by a gust of wind and pushed to the middle of other lane. Thank God there was no other vehicle or truck beside me at the time.

Just prayed to reach the Loves in one piece where l shut down and sent a macro for late delivery due to "bad weather". It never crossed my mind that this could happen with such a heavy load.

Don't try to be a super hero. Stay safe out there. Its going to get worse.

Last Shadow's Comment
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Serah, be safe out there, and yes praying does help.

First hand experience last evening. Was driving on US-287 from Amarillo to Wichita Falls with 43+k lbs. A mile before l got to the Quanah Loves, l was hit by a gust of wind and pushed to the middle of other lane. Thank God there was no other vehicle or truck beside me at the time.

Just prayed to reach the Loves in one piece where l shut down and sent a macro for late delivery due to "bad weather". It never crossed my mind that this could happen with such a heavy load.

Don't try to be a super hero. Stay safe out there. Its going to get worse.

Keith G.'s Comment
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Yea the winds can sling you around with even the heavy loads. Our massive kites we hail love to do that..haha

Glad you are safe and got settled for the night!

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Good for you for shutting down!!

i was once in Iowa where i couldnt pull.my door shut. two other drivers had to push it closed from the outside. not cool. the whole country seems windy right now.

stay safe.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Guess what...im.not going anywjere either. Nasty sleet, 35 mph gusts and im.Bobtail on untreated backroads. uh...no.. lol

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Bran009's Comment
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It's getting bad here, been sleeting since about 11 pm and really windy

Guess what...im.not going anywjere either. Nasty sleet, 35 mph gusts and im.Bobtail on untreated backroads. uh...no.. lol

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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