Be Careful In The Northeast In The Next Few Days!

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Linden R.'s Comment
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So I live in RI, and we're getting so bad of a storm tomorrow that the whole state is closed. Every workplace my family works at is closed tomorrow, and most of all for a truckers, the Governor is in negotiations with Massachusetts and Connecticut to close all of I-95 that is in New England, and apparently they haven't approved yet but plan to. So if you must travel in the area, be safe! If you can (I know tight schedules may not allow) I would recommend pulling off for the night. PA up is supposed to get hit, so down below somewhere. They're saying over a foot of snow in my neck of the woods. This is especially convenient is your 14 hour clock is up!

Drive safe!

BQ 's Comment
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It's not convenient at all, the 14hr clock is a daily thing, it is able to start again after a 10hr break. I had 2 deliveries this morning in south Jersey, have one at 230 am around the corner from MetLife stadium and am supposed to head to Connecticut for final drop tomorrow. This approaching storm is in no way convenient.

ChefsJK's Comment
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And the wind is going to be a big issue as well, 30-40 mph constant and up to 65 mph gusts as well.

murderspolywog's Comment
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Penndot put out a alert, as of 2200 hours the speed limit on the interstate will be redused to 45 mph and no semi trucks will be allowed to travel on the interstate or limited access hwy. Truck stops are filling up fast out here.


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


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G-Town's Comment
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My neck of the woods in PA is under a blizzard warning from 2200 tonight through tomorrow mid day. Expected snowfall 18-24" north and northwest of Philadelphia.

BQ 's Comment
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This would just be another early March night back home in WNY. (Land of lake effect snow) A foot or two of snow just means the kids are going sledding.

Jeremy's Comment
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Thats true bq i escaped the noreaster just to drive head first into lake effect hitting ohio indiana illinois

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Had to run to work really quick to grab some paperwork. The road crews are out, and salting like crazy. The fastest route takes me down Robert Moses Parkway, along the gorge, over the NYPA, and under the Nexus Bridge, that goes intoCanada. Usually there is a long line of trucks waiting in both directions, it was weird to see it almost empty, until you could see the wind effects blowing the snow against the bridge. That would be one helluva way to go out, by being blown into the Niagara river gorge. There was one lonely truck going really slow, from Canada side, to usa side, and you could see the van being rocked!!! I bet that driver made a quick trip to the bathroom once he pulled off. Lot's of trucks camping out at the Duty Free store parking lot, right now.

We are expected to get 12"+ between now, and Wednesday evening. So far, since it started we got about 2"

Stay safe out there!!!


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murderspolywog's Comment
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Gtown we're are you out working tonight ? I am at the petro off of I 76 exit 226

G-Town's Comment
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MPW wrote:

Gtown we're are you out working tonight ? I am at the petro off of I 76 exit 226

You are in Carlisle? No sorry, I rarely travel west of Harrisburg West Shore exit on 76. I was close, had a backhaul from General Mills in Hershey.

Made it back the DC, headed home for the night. 7030 has a planned shutdown tomorrow so no one is running. Dumb luck I guess.

81 and 78... Jonestown Loves is an occasional shutdown spot.

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