Pileup On I-25,Truck Blown Over In Amarillo & A TRAIN Blown Off Trestle In New Mexico!!!

Discussion in 'Truckers' Weather & Road Conditions' started by mjd4277, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Lonoke 40 is already heavy in water. We are fixing to use the Freeway with a alternate battle plan for Highway 5 (Good for trucks, just need to pull the grey-stone 3 mile hill) and get above the Cypress Bayou Little Bridge near Highway 64 (About 30 feet long, usually overflows in flooding before closed) Highway 5 is high ground.

    With the rains I expect US70 and parts of Des Arc to go under along with Geo.Town. White, Cache, Quaticha and Black are all under flood stage so those will be worse. The Cypress is getting fat and slow (As in full to you Yankees...) Maybe about another 7 feet before it reaches the UP Main.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

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    1000?

    That's too #### many. When are the states going to get the balls to declare a curfew for a storm. Those 1000 are unnecessary trips outside of home. That's where they all should have stayed.

    I know some of you will scream 'MERICA the free, no one bans nothing on our roads etc. But come on now. A storm like this? Getting stranded? tsk tsk tsk.
     
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  4. mjd4277

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    And even law enforcement is getting stranded. That’s how severe the storm is.
     
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    The Law Enforcement will be taken care of. They have radios and all sorts of state resources to call on first. The civies will just have to wait out the night. Many will see the day tomorrow before they are rescued or extracted from the problem.

    What I worry about personally despite my outburst in my heart is that no one gets stupid and tried to walk out of the storm that stranded them. They need to stay with the vehicle.
     
  6. Infosaur

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    Well, it used to be common sense to pay attention to weather before heading out.

    Maybe they're just attempted suicides?

    (Edit: trying to be flippant, but I just remembered a story from this weekend about how many rural hospitals are closing nationwide, how a 3-4 hour drive for emergency medical attention isn't uncommon in some areas. So who knows why those people were out, but it's not fair to assume they were joyriding.)
     
  7. Omega1

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    I ran my but off out of Wyoming and was able to get in front of the Blizzard forecast by about 10 hours.
     
  8. longbedGTs

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    Amarillo was no joke today. 8 trucks blown over on 287 between Amarillo and Dumas, 1 cattle wagon on Masterson rd, 4 trucks on loop 335/3rd st, 2 on I27 just south of Canyon, and I saw a Coldliner Express nearly lose it twice on an overpass right in front of me. Highest recorded gust in the vicinity was in the Fritch/Borger area and that was recorded at 87 MPH.
     
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  9. Anonymousproxy

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    I agree..... a couple weeks ago I picked up a load in Appleton, Wisconsin to get home... they had 50+ mph gusts forecasts and luckily the load was good& heavy,,,, until I got across the big bridge on 41 south.... I promptly got shoved into the other lane... then the truck ahead of me with literally going down the road at a 45 degree angle... I promptly got off at the Planeview exit and shut down... not even a half hour later they had that big 131 vehicle pile up... no surprise, troopers were all over the media telling people to stay home, (it was on a Sunday) and people were flying by me in their pickups & SUV’s like it was high dry summer. It was bad enough even a heavy truck was having trouble with the wind...

    If the general public is that stupid enough that Ms Soccermom and her brats are going to decide to go to the movies, shopping, whatever in the worst conditions possible after being told to stay home because they think their big soccermommobile SUV is invincible then the roads should’ve been shut down to all but heavy loaded CMV’s and an emergency curfew declared. Screw the general idiot public if they don’t like it.
     
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