Tonight should be fun, wind then ice

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Nahbrown, Nov 30, 2023.

  1. Nahbrown

    Nahbrown Light Load Member

    235
    941
    Sep 6, 2021
    Illinois (the sane part)
    0
    we’re going to be going from Jackson Mississippi north on 55 with Highwinds forecasted then up 61 through Missouri into Iowa where they have freezing rain forecasted for the a.m. hours.

    right now our plan is just to deal with the wind and then hold short in Missouri until the ice clears in Iowa.

    yipee!
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    15,910
    88,514
    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    0
    You'll be waiting until March. Find a comfortable spot.LOL
     
  4. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

    3,396
    20,834
    Mar 21, 2020
    0
    What is the temperature prior to the ice hitting? Alot of times you're able to push through slowly and safely if it's been warm prior.
     
  5. Last Call

    Last Call Road Train Member

    7,204
    40,425
    Mar 15, 2021
    0
    It’s only a narrow band of freezing rain and their not 100% sure it will be freezing rain put your big boy pants on and head north
     
    Kyle G., Sons Hero, Speedy356 and 5 others Thank this.
  6. Last Call

    Last Call Road Train Member

    7,204
    40,425
    Mar 15, 2021
    0
    Coming from a Iowa native ..lmao
     
  7. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

    3,454
    14,237
    Sep 14, 2011
    Chicago, Il.
    0
    CB radio on and keep on rolling
     
  8. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

    3,689
    9,506
    Nov 9, 2017
    TX
    0
    Mt. Pleasant IW is high 40s right now, down to 33 tonight. I'd just go unless something significant changes, like you start spinning around in circles while going down the road.
     
  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    9,416
    36,568
    Mar 4, 2015
    0
    Based on the forecasted temps over in that area I’d just keep rolling unless you have plenty of time on your delivery. Forecasted lows are barely below freezing and they’ll have the roads treated.
     
  10. Nahbrown

    Nahbrown Light Load Member

    235
    941
    Sep 6, 2021
    Illinois (the sane part)
    0
    Thanks for all the input guys, but Wife will be driving so I’ll tell her to put her big girl pants on and we’ll see how it goes.
     
  11. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    10,326
    11,076
    May 28, 2009
    Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    0
    Get used to it. BTW, winter doesn't "officially" start until 12/21 ! ! Ya; got plenty of spaghettios and wheat thins in the storage bin, right ?
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted