I-81 near Minersville Exit,PA

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  1. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Now imagine 18 years old driving in this crap....
     
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  3. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    And what will a robotruck do? Just stop in the middle of the road?
     
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  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Can't forget the AccuWeather app either! They were talking about bad weather in PA all weekend. That pileup broke my heart man. We can sit over and criticize people for not slowing down or parking. It don't make this any easier to watch
     
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  5. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Heavy Load Member

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    welp.. this driver is forked. Hope he didn't injure anybody. Glad the guy was able to dive away at the last min before Billy Big Rig plowed thru.

    Completely preventable.
     
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  6. JoeyJunk

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    Still closed today. Detour is 22/322 West to 11/15 North.
     
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  7. 201

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    So,,what's the answer? In conditions like this, I was darned near on the low side, crawling along, this driver clearly cruising along, maybe 40-45,,blissfully unaware of what might happen, distracted by any number of things, seemingly more important than road conditions. And that's another thing, where are the cops in these pileups? Dunkin' having a 2 for 1 sale?( I know, that was a low blow, I have the utmost respect for LEOs and cops take those "donut" jokes with good candor) Years ago, these pileups were extremely rare, and in the event of one, a cop would be way back, overheads a blazin', warning of a situation ahead, not to mention it was all over the CB.. Again, after the fact instead of prevention. It's a shame these morons learn about this "from experience".
     
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  8. JoeyJunk

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    Now there’s a big back up south bound at the 179. F350 pulling an enclosed trailer. Engine compartment fire. They got the truck away from trailer and fire didn’t reach the backseat or bed. Down to one lane.
     
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  9. Voyager1968

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    I live close to the area where this crash happened, and that stretch of I-81 is notorious for bad weather. If not snow squalls, then pea soup fog. From exit 107 (Tremont/Tower City) all the way to exit 145 (West Hazleton/Conyngham), the highway runs on a 1,500 to 2,000 foot mountain ridge. We had squalls off and on right from sunrise. I hit my first one on US209 west of Tower City. They were quick hitters, but they were also well warned, if one cared to put their stereo or CB on the weather radio. Even at that, most don't run with their CB's on anymore, so the call outs and warnings of a crash would have gone unheard in many of the trucks.

    There is no excuse for it to have gotten that bad. None. Even if one didn't have the weather radio on, being aware of ones surroundings would indicate trouble brewing. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. If you see dark clouds ahead of you in the winter, and it looks like a summer thunderstorm, you are going to see an intense squall, and if you pay attention, you can see the snow coming just by looking at the mountains. If they start looking hazy in the distance, you're going to see a squall. Slow down BEFORE you get into it, and if possible, find a get on ramp to park on and wait it out.
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Too fast for conditions. It’s as simple as that.

    You’d think if somebody hits the go pedal and the drives go sideways, they’d get a clue to slow down. But that must be one of those “outdated and antiquated” concepts that only OLD drivers do, like running a radio. :rolleyes:
     
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