W/B I-68 in MD closed at 24MM

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  1. MACK E-6

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  2. x1Heavy

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    Tsk. They should know better.

    Maybe we should have kept the old 40/48 road and never built that 68.
     
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  3. Dale thompson

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    That will be a little overtime for insurance adjuster.
     
  4. MACK E-6

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    I’d bet most of those casualties are tourists.
     
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  5. rbrtwbstr

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    Can't say I'm surprised that there's fog down there. It's usually nice weather until you get west of Finzel. I spent a whole winter running across that road every night two years ago. It's either snowing or foggy this time of year. There's very few clear nights
     
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  6. Dave_in_AZ

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    That doesn't look that foggy to me.

    Looks like the AutoZone truck has some splainin to do.

    I could pin much of this on DPS because they let these loons take to the highway in these conditions. I'll bet over half didn't even have their lights on.

    And I just counted 10 in the video. Of those ten you can bet 8 were travelling with a death grip on the wheel.
     
  7. Ffx95

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    Doesn’t look that bad to me. I’ve seen freeze fog on old Kansas highways worse than this and them old highways sometimes don’t even have shoulders and a very deep ditch almost never see a truck down there. Think it’s more of driver distracted and used the fog as a scapegoat.
     
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  8. x1Heavy

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    I have hit fog out there a few times. I managed to find the turn off to the I-70 overpass for the eastbound ramp one morning in extreme fog. I think a highway flare marked the turn for the trailer wheels. Burned out in 5 minutes. Once the descent to the interstate below the inversion it got much better.

    However a blanket fog I don't think has happened too often in my lifetime. Its relatively rare. Living in Maryland to commute to work a set of amber fog lights took care of most mornings.
     
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  9. Flat Earth Trucker

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    Someone's going to get OUT of the zone.
     
  10. lovesthedrive

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    Nah, they are all politicians. They just claim to be tourists to avoid responsibility. grin
     
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