That Wyoming Wind Is Terrifying!

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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You’re right about 70 across Indiana. The big difference is that it will be worse than when they started.

Harvest's Comment
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You’re right about 70 across Indiana. The big difference is that it will be worse than when they started.

It sucks, I never speed through construction zones. But everyone flying by me in Indiana makes me think I would be safer doing going faster. But I’ve never had a speeding ticket even in my car, and don’t plan on having one any time soon. Been just setting the cruise 5 above the construction zone speed limit through there.

ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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And holy moley I never knew how windy it could get out west! On I-80 in Wyoming there was a “extreme rollover risk” advisory and 75mph wind gusts. I ended up getting caught in it and I never had a scarier moment trucking so far. I drove in it a bit driving pretty slow with my hazards on. I don’t get how some of these truckers are just flying down the road doing 70 mph in such wind. I passed 3 other semis that were rolled over in a ditch and then I just parked it on a off ramp for it to calm down. Definitely the most stressful day of driving I think I’ve ever had.

Wasn't that fun??!! shocked.pngsmile.gif

Last Tues with a 43,000 lb load, I went thru WY from Evanston to Rawlins, then cross country to Rapid City, SD. On Weds, went across SD to Worthington MN, then cross country to St Paul. The entire way was REAL windy....50-60+ mph. Turned around Thurs and went back to the same place that I had loaded at with 21,000 lbs on, in the front half of the trailer. The entire way was again 50-60+ mph winds. I slowed down to 45-50 that rocked me back and forth. My poor arthritic left wrist was killing me by the time I got home in ID yesterday.

Robert B The Dragon....I left the Twin Falls area tonight about 9 p.m. and see that you are just east of the 84/86 split in ID. Which way are you headed? I was going to run across that way, coming out by Little America. It's only 2 miles difference between going that way or going down to Ogden to catch 80. Got into the construction and saw a lighted sign saying bridge out 86 must detour, so I decided to head down to Ogden. Made it to Snowville when I ran out of hours.


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