Passed an open Port of Entry Wyoming

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  1. mrHashe

    mrHashe Bobtail Member

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    First time was heading west on i-90. Stopped at an open port in Sundance a day before. Around 4am I saw a sign “open”, mostly I kept my eyes on the road as it was snowy and covered in black ice, therefore I was going not faster than 50-55mph. I was trying to find an exit to the port, passed couple of regular exits, then it came to my realization I missed it. Nobody chased me down though.
    Am I going to get a ticket, if yes, do I get any points on my DL?
     
  2. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Are you talking about the one north of Sheridan? That one is a joint port with Montana. If they can see your picture good enough and want to chat with you they just phone ahead to the scale west of Billings. But you probably don’t have anything to worry about.
     
  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    SMH, what part of going down the ramp into the scalehouse don't we understand? Weather has nothing to do with it.
     
  4. mrHashe

    mrHashe Bobtail Member

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    Yes, there, on the opposite side. Should I return next time if it happens again (I hope it won’t?) Thanks
     
  5. mrHashe

    mrHashe Bobtail Member

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    Imgur The part I’m not a robot? I said I’d didn’t see it, not that I read it and didn’t know where am I supposed to go. It was dark, blowing snow.
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    If it says open then it’s open and you need to exit and pull into the scale. Or not. It’s your call. You can probably run it 99 times but it could be the 100th time that they have a chase car.
     
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  7. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    It’s a giant facility. Just follow the signs with the arrows directing you to exit I-90 to the Port of Entry.


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  8. Mototom

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    I’ve bypassed it when the ramp was covered in ice and the parking lot was not bladed at all. I was not about to ride that train because roads were clear and I was moving.
     
  9. mustang190

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  10. MBAngel

    MBAngel Medium Load Member

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    I have gone back to missed scales, just to be sure. I dont want issues at the next one.
     
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