Winter Storm

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Sorry, my mistake, the rest areas are closed, I-80 is open with chain controls. Looks like a big crowd came to the show.

I-80 in Wyoming opened today although it was closed to high-profile light traffic due to the winds. I'm fairly heavy so I was going to go across until I got a phone call from my dispatcher. I was in western Nebraska and they told me to go to Cheyenne, head south on I-25 to 70, to 15 and head south to Barstow, across to Bakersfield and up to the port that way. I asked why because I'm short on recap hours...this route adds 235 more miles, and they said because Donner was getting hit and would be for a couple days. I'm so glad I don't have to chain up on this trip. I've done it three times already.

Laura

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.
Ryan B.'s Comment
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Sorry, my mistake, the rest areas are closed, I-80 is open with chain controls. Looks like a big crowd came to the show.

Yep, you westward driving peeps can keep that mess. Hard pass for me. I like the scenery in CA, but the mountain driving... Most definitely not anything that I aspire to do with regularity.

BK's Comment
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Sorry, my mistake, the rest areas are closed, I-80 is open with chain controls. Looks like a big crowd came to the show.

Harvey, I hope everyone views the link you included. Very interesting.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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I read a newspaper article about the UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab updates (located near Donner Pass on I-80) so looked for more current information and found their Twitter page had some impressive figures and a graphic map. This Twitter post was made within the past hour.

We've had 21.9" (55.5 cm) of new #snow in the last 24 hrs, 31.1" (79 cm) in the last 48 hrs, and 72.4" (184 cm; over 6 feet) in the last week!

Some great looking seasonal (Oct 1 - now) totals so far. Some locations above April 1 SWE average!

Still more coming down, looks like we may get a break in 11 days.

Dennis L's Comment
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I’m currently in Saint Albans, VT. It has been snowing since last night. Roads are messy and slick.

I delivered this morning and had to put the traction socks on to get docked on a slight incline. Kept spinning without them. Tried locking the differential, etc.

I originally went to customer last night to deliver 2 hrs early to appointment. The load was rejected due to an issue with the trailer seal. Claims Dept got it sorted out this morning so I could deliver.

Now parked waiting on a load assignment, which is okay with me to allow I-89 to get cleaned up.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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