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Dicey Situation in icy weather
A truck driver reports:
“I am at a turnpike heading west into icy weather. The roads are fine so far. I should still be an hour or so from the storm so I’m doing about 65 up and down the mountains.
As I’m coming down a steep grade I decide to turn my radio on and ask eastbound how the roads are doing there. Right then, as I grab my mic, the voice of a man comes over the radio saying, ‘Westbound, back her down! Black ice in the curve at the bottom post the 223’ (or whatever mile marker I had reached at that time). I catch the next marker and realise that this is the right marker.
I’m full with 44,000 lbs of bananas going down a steep hill with a curve at the end with only a guardrail separating the road from a 300ft drop.
I got it down to about 30mph before I entered the curve and felt my steer tires start to slip and the trailer trying to push the truck around. Although I emerged from this incident unscathed, it was the scariest experience I had ever had on the road.”
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