Video: More Than 40 Trucks Involved In A Pileup.

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Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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(Commentary on the video is not mine. I copied and pasted the article.)

Absolutely shocking so hold your breath. Aftermath of pile up…More than 40 cars and trucks were involved in a huge pileup on Interstate 80 in Wyoming on Thursday afternoon. It’s absolutely catastrophic!

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, 33 semi trucks and 12 other vehicles crashed during a blizzard between Cheyenne and Laramie. Many other motorists were stranded behind the accident that completely blocked the highway. The view shocked everybody!

Sixteen victims were taken by ambulance and 11 more were taken by a school bus to a hospital in Cheyenne. Six were listed in critical condition, but the Wyoming Highway Patrol said there are no reports of fatalities. Holding our breath while listening to this catastrophe.

Several agencies responded to the crash to help transport victims and help clean up the accident. Both directions on I-80 between Cheyenne and Laramie are expected to be closed through Friday afternoon. There were victims, and that’s what hurts!

That being said, everyone driving out that way please be careful! This is my biggest fear. New driver, snow & ice, unfamiliar territory, and mountains. (All together, not individually. Hahaha!)

Over 40 Vehicles In A Pileup In Wyoming

33 semi trucks and 12 other vehicles crashed during a blizzard between Cheyenne and Laramie. Many other motorists were stranded behind the accident that completely blocked the highway.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I dodged this blizzard by a hair. I got through WY just as the storm hit. Hopefully everyone's okay, Wyoming is no joke.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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My 19 yr old nephew was caught up in the 150+ vehicle accident on I-94 in Michigan, this past january. He was near the trailer that had fireworks in it, that went off. A minute after he safely got out of his vehicle, it became an accordion. He still has nightmares today, and refuses to drive on any interstate in inclement weather.

With the weather starting to change, in a lot of areas, I pray that all our drivers be kept safe, professional, and otherwise.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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Holy cow Daniel B!! And I'm glad your nephew is ok, Daniel M.

And yes, please everyone stay safe.

Michael S.'s Comment
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Was this from last winter? WYDOT page shows roads as dry on I-80 right now.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Miss Miyoshi's Comment
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I have no clue. The posting date was just a few days ago, and the Facebook group where I found it posted it this morning.

Second Chance's Comment
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Yes, this was from last year. There are many videos that show the accident as it is happening. It was horrible! I am glad there were no fatalities. When your in snow drive slow. The trucks were flying in the video.

Second Chance's Comment
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Yes, this was from last year. There are many videos that show the accident as it is happening. It was horrible! I am glad there were no fatalities. When your in snow drive slow. The trucks were flying in the video.

It was actually 4-16-2015 I believe.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Very scary....

SamTon's Comment
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Just wondering how many companies have their drivers drive with chains? Or is it more owner/operators that do? I just wonder how many play by the rule "better safe than sorry"

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