Anyone Else Stuck In Wyoming?

Topic 29573 | Page 1

Page 1 of 5 Next Page Go To Page:
Jamie's Comment
member avatar

Anyone else stuck in Wyoming due to the rolling road closures? Been here since 0130 this morning and it seems it might be awhile. The only updates giving so far was the estimate time for it to reopen has increased, multiple times now.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
member avatar

Guessing nobody else from TT shared in your misery, Jamie. Sorry.

Did you ever get 'unstuck' from WY ?!?

~ Anne ~

sorry.gif confused.gif sorry.gif

Jamie's Comment
member avatar

Guessing nobody else from TT shared in your misery, Jamie. Sorry.

Did you ever get 'unstuck' from WY ?!?

~ Anne ~

sorry.gif confused.gif sorry.gif

I guess not! They re-opened the interstate after like 29 hours from when I parked there, but only was able to get 140 miles down the road before the interstate i80 was closed to light high profile vehicles due to high winds and sleek roads. My load is less then 5000 pounds. So go figure.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

I would have stayed put five more hours for a reset.

Ted P.'s Comment
member avatar

Road closures are part of the "lifestyle" but there are ways to stay somewhat ahead of the state.... First off, their are phone numbers on the "Rand McNally" Road atlas you can use to check possible road closures on the "route" you or anyone are going to take, keeping up to date on the weather in the area is also a good idea as well... Be safe out there Driver....

Anyone else stuck in Wyoming due to the rolling road closures? Been here since 0130 this morning and it seems it might be awhile. The only updates giving so far was the estimate time for it to reopen has increased, multiple times now.

Jamie's Comment
member avatar

I would have stayed put five more hours for a reset.

Yeah, I thought the same thing. But decided to go. My hours are still going good, so as long as I don’t over do it, I’ll still be fine on hours next week.

Road closures are part of the "lifestyle" but there are ways to stay somewhat ahead of the state.... First off, their are phone numbers on the "Rand McNally" Road atlas you can use to check possible road closures on the "route" you or anyone are going to take, keeping up to date on the weather in the area is also a good idea as well... Be safe out there Driver....

double-quotes-start.png

Anyone else stuck in Wyoming due to the rolling road closures? Been here since 0130 this morning and it seems it might be awhile. The only updates giving so far was the estimate time for it to reopen has increased, multiple times now.

double-quotes-end.png

Oh yeah for sure, I have the 511 app for all the western states, and states that doesn’t have an app, I check their website or call 511 before leaving my parking location. As well as always keeping up with the weather.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
member avatar

Where were you? I was at exit 41, Lyman. Woke up yesterday around 10 and got a call an hr later to turn around and go down 6 to Albuquerque and across that way. We had another company driver stuck in Rock Spgs.

I get text messages from WYODOT. This is the latest two:

I80: Exit 111, Airport and Baxter Roads - Rawlins: Open to all traffic BOTH DIR. 06-FEB 04:01

I80: Exit 235, Walcott Jct - Laramie: Closed to light, high-profile veh BOTH DIR due to Gusting Winds and Slick Conditions. Other travel expect black ice. Buckle up.

Time to head out.

Laura

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

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

Jamie's Comment
member avatar
I80: Exit 235, Walcott Jct - Laramie: Closed to light, high-profile veh BOTH DIR due to Gusting Winds and Slick Conditions. Other travel expect black ice. Buckle up.

I was in Little America, now I’m in Rawlins. Due to the high winds is why I can’t go anywhere, my load is simply to light. Once they lift the restriction to light weight high profile vehicles, I’ll be able to continue my journey to PA.

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Jamie, After three trips across there in December with light loads (all under 10K each), I told my dispatcher I would not take any more trips across WY I-80 under 30,000 lbs in the box.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Ted P.'s Comment
member avatar

There is a trick that comes to mind driving in wintery weather that most people aren't aware of, ( Ever hear of the "rumble" on the beginning of the shoulder?) it is also a trick from US midwestern states to get guaranteed traction in snow filled terrain, riding the shoulder slightly on the "rumble strip" is where ice cannot form on with a tire going over it, it is impossible, just don't drive to wild, I have driven in the east-coast hills like this, and the rockies uneventfully for the last 10 + years, it is a good trick that works. Using light "Jake breaks" in thick snow does work also, but I don't suggest most of the "newbie's" on here to do it, from the likely-hood of SO many difference of opinions. Very old school trick is to pour a decent amount of "bleach" on your tires before one drives in bad snowy weather or roads, the "Bleach" has a chemical reaction with the rubber and heats up the tire, melting ANY sow on the tire providing traction for the truck regardless if MT or loaded... ( IN emergencies only ) it does degrade the tire if done more than 3 times, but the first time the tire would be OK. IF your "gut" has a problem with driving in thick, thick snow. Please pull off, most of the time, bad weather driving, even for the experienced drivers, is a "luck thing", be careful either way people.... IF you have a difference of an opinion, of the "(Jake break") topic, please keep it to yourself, some use them some don't in truth, most companies practice this is not to be done, but it has worked SO, SO many times for "me" in the past, it isn't about the friction on the road, it is about the friction in the motor. which IS a fact. like it or not... be safe out there...

double-quotes-start.png

I80: Exit 235, Walcott Jct - Laramie: Closed to light, high-profile veh BOTH DIR due to Gusting Winds and Slick Conditions. Other travel expect black ice. Buckle up.

double-quotes-end.png

I was in Little America, now I’m in Rawlins. Due to the high winds is why I can’t go anywhere, my load is simply to light. Once they lift the restriction to light weight high profile vehicles, I’ll be able to continue my journey to PA.

Page 1 of 5 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Adverse Conditions Dealing With The Weather Time Management Tips for Parking Trip Planning
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More