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Mike B.'s Comment
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Bird-one's Comment
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Photo on top was after I finished up closing the manhole. We open it after the tanker is unloaded to air it out. Bottom pic is inside a food grade tanker after it was unloaded.

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Minnesota's I-90 roads sucked yesterday

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Minnesota's I-90 roads sucked yesterday

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Thankfully I didn't deal with the roads that bad. I took a run up to Minneapolis sunday and hit some nasty spots about 9am on I35 from MM40 to MM 11. Other than that clear sailing. Today I took a run up there and despite rain and freezing rain in Iowa yesterday the roads were bone dry to the MN border. Went under the bridge that marks the border about 2am and roads were trash. Got 60 miles north and it was clear sailing again until the side streets. Roads were completely dry for my return trip. It helped making it a 16 hour day today dancing.gif

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Thankfully I didn't deal with the roads that bad. I took a run up to Minneapolis sunday and hit some nasty spots about 9am on I35 from MM40 to MM 11. Other than that clear sailing. Today I took a run up there and despite rain and freezing rain in Iowa yesterday the roads were bone dry to the MN border. Went under the bridge that marks the border about 2am and roads were trash. Got 60 miles north and it was clear sailing again until the side streets. Roads were completely dry for my return trip. It helped making it a 16 hour day

We are going to miss each other by a few miles ;-) I'm in Plover WI and will head around Minneapolis in a while...think I'll have to fuel in Robert WI first. Heading back to Idaho. Hopefully 94 will be clear most of the way.

Have to be thankful tho....this is my first "winter" late appointment. I got to the rest area just before Rochester and decided to call it quits. Was down to 30-35 mph and kept getting blown toward the barrow pit and damn road was ROUGH!! and was moving me all over the road. Had 80 miles to do but I'd had enough. As stiff and achy as I was this morning, I must have tensed up a lot those 180-190 miles. Gotta love northern States.

Laura

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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This was on Saturday. This calf just stood in the road while I crept by at 10 mph.

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The 2d guy jumped to his feet when I went by. Was doing about 15 mph when he did.

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Laura

Rob T.'s Comment
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We are going to miss each other by a few miles ;-) I'm in Plover WI and will head around Minneapolis in a while...think I'll have to fuel in Robert WI first. Heading back to Idaho. Hopefully 94 will be clear most of the way.

Have to be thankful tho....this is my first "winter" late appointment. I got to the rest area just before Rochester and decided to call it quits.

I was in Rochester Saturday morning, then the Minneapolis area Sunday and Monday. Hopefully it's the last winter storm in this part of the country. Unfortunately with driving overnights its unlikely to run into anybody from the forum unless they stop the night in Des Moines and I can swing over to say hi. I'm usually clocking out for the day around the time many drivers are taking their 30.

Rob T.'s Comment
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This was on Saturday. This calf just stood in the road while I crept by at 10 mph.

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The 2d guy jumped to his feet when I went by. Was doing about 15 mph when he did.

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Laura

Those pics are awesome! I absolutely love buffalo and elk. We have a nature preserve just east of Des Moines that has around 120 buffalo and 70 elk. You're able to drive your car (I don't think taking a semi is a good idea!) Through and they frequently cross the road in front of you. I'd much rather see them in the actual wild as long as it's not seconds before impact....

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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We are going to miss each other by a few miles ;-) I'm in Plover WI and will head around Minneapolis in a while...think I'll have to fuel in Robert WI first. Heading back to Idaho. Hopefully 94 will be clear most of the way.

Have to be thankful tho....this is my first "winter" late appointment. I got to the rest area just before Rochester and decided to call it quits.

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I was in Rochester Saturday morning, then the Minneapolis area Sunday and Monday. Hopefully it's the last winter storm in this part of the country. Unfortunately with driving overnights its unlikely to run into anybody from the forum unless they stop the night in Des Moines and I can swing over to say hi. I'm usually clocking out for the day around the time many drivers are taking their 30.

Rob T. - you coming past Milwaukee? Seems I will be here for a while and have some time on my hands...

Viking's Comment
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Lovely day down in South Carolina.

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