Sobering Winter Weather

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Anyone in the OH or PA area on I 80... please please please... park it for the night.

I have driven through WY, CO, UT, and Montana winters... but the past 24 hours i have seen more wrecks and total carnage... its the only word.

The screams on the CB of "Slow down, slow down, theres a wreck ahead! youre gonna pile up" then literally seeing and hearing the crunching and crashing sounds....

It took me 10 hours to drive 300 miles due to the clean ups....and although i don't scare easily, i was a bit shaken.

Be safe guyz

PackRat's Comment
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Great advice! Remember, that it will be worse after dark because the temperature drops (areas refreeze) and visibility is cut dramatically.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Got a 630 am delivery in Watertown Ny tomorrow. Im about 1.5 hrs away and plan on leaving 3 hrs early so i can take it nice and slow. Shouldnt be much snow overnight but temps are dropping to single digits.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Stay safe out there! The weather must be following you, I'd noticed you were in Iowa the other day and took our snow/ice with you. Thank you for that. Who needs a forecast, all we need is Kearseys trip planning smile.gifrofl-3.gif

I'm glad you got shutdown safely. The worst thing is when you feel you need to shutdown but there simply is no place to safely pull off at. With our storm the other day it took me 2 and a half hours to go 77 miles. It was all 2 lane highway with absolutely no where to stop.


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Cece's Comment
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I'm very nervous about going out with a trainer this winter. It has been pretty bad. Orientation ends soon so I'm praying for a good trainer. Be safe out there Kearsey

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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CDL Life is reporting 125 vehicles were involved in multiple pile ups. i swear i saw every one of them.

was scary and very sad. people definitely died.


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Cwc's Comment
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I was chased by that same storm yesterday all the way to Durham NY. With a nice load of glycerin, so I booked it all the way to the receiver by 1300-1400 for my 0930 appointment hoping they might take pity on me and unload me early. No such luck they were full but at least I didn't have far to go with it in the A.M..

Be safe and slow down!!

Jay F.'s Comment
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I grew up in this general area. The first few storms are always the worst. It rains ahead of the cold front it will go from mid 50s to the mid to low twenties. The wet roads freeze and then is topped off with snow. Absolutely almost impossible to drive on.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Got a 630 am delivery in Watertown Ny tomorrow. Im about 1.5 hrs away and plan on leaving 3 hrs early so i can take it nice and slow. Shouldnt be much snow overnight but temps are dropping to single digits.

I came through Canaan this morning and it was slick. My first solo snow storm. Came down 6 mile hill (west side) and snow all the way to Albany. Then clear sailing to Syracuse, then back to Fultonville, where I shut down.

Got a full day tomorrow to get to Putnam CT

Big Tex's Comment
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Well, being I'll be with a trainer in January...wondering if this was a right choice, but hey...I can be a sponge & listen. I'm actually a bit scared of a loaded tractor in snow.

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