What damned fool dispatcher sends 18 wheelers out in the teeth of a major ice storm and blizzard?
Compounded by a damned fool driver that attempts the trip, one could say.
My sister, the insurance adjuster, is on her way to a huge pileup on I-25 just South of the Wyoming line. To get there she will be using back roads that won't see a snowplow for days. The main roads are closed.
With her 4wd F-150 and decades of dealing with the worse kind of weather she will get the job done.
When I last talked to her on the cell she said it was, "Almost two hands on the wheel", conditions.
Can't fault her - I would be doing the same.
In addition to the above mentioned damned fools I should include my sister and I. We have done similar things time and time again over the years.
UPDATE: The county has sidelined snowplows due to whiteout conditions.
Around 1330 my scanner picked up a report of a 25 car wreck down by I-25 and 34.
And all the "Mutual Aid" frequencies are lit up, allowing the State Patrol, Sheriffs, and various other city and county agencies to directly talk to one another.
We have one on US 34 about 2 miles from my apartment.
We were in white out conditions until about noon here, this far south. Quite a storm.
Just heard from my sister. She is out of the worst and taking her client's driver to their terminal.
Glad your sister's safe, scary.
Thanks. She is one tough and tenacious woman.
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