Truckee snow

Discussion in 'Truckers' Weather & Road Conditions' started by JonJon78, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Looks like that JB Hunt day cab is gonna be stuck for awhile, they plowed him right in. LOL.... Appears the driver is in the cab...
     
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  3. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    JB Hunt shouldn't have parked in the chaining station
     
  4. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Medium Load Member

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    Nothing much there to speak of. Get out the shovel, do a little digging, put on your sets of heavy duty triples, and drive out of that easily. We call that snowing gently. Where on earth did these people learn to drive? They have no skills at all, and should hide their head in shame.
    Disgraceful.

    I wouldn't have to quit, if i let that bit of snow stop me, I would be terminated immediately.
     
  5. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    I went through that storm it was a good one maybe not by your Alaska standards but it was getting with it. Although I did make it over and back before it got closed
     
  6. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Lockers, 3 railers you're good to go.
     
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  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    In america we have very bad drivers. When it snows most places are just shutting the road down rather then deal with the pileups and carnage. Just go look on youtube theres plenty of videos of 100+ car pileups on i80 in wyoming
     
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  8. MacLean

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    That’s nuts. If those guys can’t chain up I’m glad to see them where they’re parked. And same with those cars, if they don’t have true winter tires fine & tow em. Something makes me think Northern BC is the only place in Canada that mandates that you have to have Chains on a truck and winter tires (NOT all / 3 season tires) on a passenger vehicle.
     
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  9. Oxbow

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    The volume of traffic along with the number folks who may never have seen snow before, let alone put chains on, causes problems on Donner that doesn't occur as much farther North.

    I ran to California weekly in the 80s. Most times chains were required just to slow traffic down, and perhaps help break up the snowfloor, but certainly weren't necessary for one with experience. That said, chances are pretty good that traffic will will come to a complete stop on the grades, and chains are often needed to get moving again.

    I can only imagine how bad Donner is now, and have the utmost respect for guys like @InTooDeep that run it everyday. Not because the roads are bad, but dealing with that volume of traffic in poor conditions, especially when half the drivers are scared, and the other half have no respect for conditions, makes it difficult to avoid screwups.

    The Sierra Cement can fall from the sky awfully quickly there as well. My weekly route would take me from Idaho to California, then to Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and back to Idaho. Rarely did I have to chain anywhere but Donner.
     
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  10. Pamela1990

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    Despite winter tires, in the box of my F150 is 4 tire chains, year round, used them to get out of mud just 6 months ago.
     
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