Friday, January 04, 2008

Truck drivers are freaking out!

Over the weather predictions for the night. I have to direct truck traffic at the mill tonight and have drivers arriving from Ukiah, Brookings, Anderson, Yreka and Weaverville. Talk is centered around road conditions and the forecast for snow tonight. I have heard that the wind is creating havoc with some of the drivers having trouble keeping in their lane when they are heading east unloaded. The trailers start to almost act like a kite and start blowing all over. So be careful out there, or just avoid driving over the mountains tonight if you can. Lots of debris has been reported on 299 also. Stay safe.

5 comments:

Greg said...

Thanks for this perspective, Richard. Out here they are bringing the livestock to high ground.

capdiamont said...

There was five big rigs blown over on the Richmond-San Rafael bridge yesterday.

Anonymous said...

It's a big ole bitch to keep a empty upright in heavy wind. Even with 15 thousand in the box, it's still tricky.

Anonymous said...

San Francisco area really got the high wind. 70 MPH on the Golden Gate bridge. I have had trouble with wind just over 45 MPH in a car. Can't imagine being on the bridge with wind that high. Seems like it is worse when you are high up in the air.

samoasoftball said...

Most truck drivers lucked out and did not have to "throw iron" (chain up) last night. I heard of cars on 299 in pretty scary situations. Lots of snow over the hills. I get updates pretty regular all night on conditions first hand at work.