Rough Ride To California

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Donna M.'s Comment
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Man got to see a little of it all. Wind, snow, wrecks, and speeds of 35. Can we just sit in truckstop till next spring?

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Donna

Look at what you have seen so far. The only thing you'll have to deal with here in California is smoke right now in NorCal because in the what is left of Paradise, Ca. big fire and lots of wind that blew that smoke down into Sacramento. Not good breathing air.

Hang in there, you'll get there with patience.

David D.'s Comment
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Look at the bright side, it wasn't a tornado, it wasn't ice, you weren't in the wreck. and it could have been 15 mph. Just remember, bad trips make good stories later. Glad you made it through.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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It the past 2 weeks of being solo I've seen more weather then the previous 3 months. Wind, snow and ice in Wyoming. Almost fell on my tail twice walking ti and from the shipping office at the Cheyenne Walmart DC. Wind on i80 shut me down in Rawlins Wyoming and again in Sidney NE. Same trip was snow from Sinclair WY to Laramie. Low visibility and the pass east of Laramie was very interesting! Then rain and fog in Iowa on the same trip.

Then more wind & snow and then some more snow in Montana (Billings to Great Falls then Missoula).

Needless to say, it has been fun, exiting and nerve racking.

Man got to see a little of it all. Wind, snow, wrecks, and speeds of 35. Can we just sit in truckstop till next spring?

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

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Chuck S.'s Comment
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Some of those delays may feel like sittin it out till next spring. I got caught several times in 10+ years in the big town of Laramie Wy. cause the freeway was shut down. Your only hope is that the Wendy's doesn't run out of food. It's seems they never run out of ice cream though, da!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel C.'s Comment
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Some of those delays may feel like sittin it out till next spring. I got caught several times in 10+ years in the big town of Laramie Wy. cause the freeway was shut down. Your only hope is that the Wendy's doesn't run out of food. It's seems they never run out of ice cream though, da!

That is why I always have enough food in the truck to last a week sitting if needed.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Its brutal here

Donna M.'s Comment
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Dumb question how do you know when they close the road ? What if there is no where to go ?

Susan D. 's Comment
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That's not a dumb question at all. In snow heavy areas, they'll have swinging type gates (think of a park gate when the park is closed) that blocks the entrance ramps.

Always be prepared with several days of food and water for that type of situation. I also keep a sleeping bag rated to 35 below, just in case my bunk heat went out or I ran out of fuel etc. I once got stuck in a rest area for almost 2 days when a blizzard hit. The squall came on so suddenly.. complete whiteout.. I literally used my GPS screen to find the ramp going into the rest area. The 2nd day, state workers showed up with shovels and heavy equipment to help dig and pull us out.

Donna M.'s Comment
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That's not a dumb question at all. In snow heavy areas, they'll have swinging type gates (think of a park gate when the park is closed) that blocks the entrance ramps.

Always be prepared with several days of food and water for that type of situation. I also keep a sleeping bag rated to 35 below, just in case my bunk heat went out or I ran out of fuel etc. I once got stuck in a rest area for almost 2 days when a blizzard hit. The squall came on so suddenly.. complete whiteout.. I literally used my GPS screen to find the ramp going into the rest area. The 2nd day, state workers showed up with shovels and heavy equipment to help dig and pull us out.

That sounds scary. Is there enough parking spaces for everyone?

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