15 February 2011

Go away snow

This winter really isn't much fun anymore. Between recurrring truck problems (let's just say I've spent more time than I care to under the engine) and the snow/ice I'm just plain old ready for winter to be over with.  Part of the reason that I like my route is that I do normally get to avoid the vast majority of winter precipitation but I do believe Mother Nature is taking her revenge on the south this year. 

Here's a bit of Wednesday and Thursday in pictures for your viewing pleasure

Hwy 70, attempting to get to the International dealer

Overpass at Galloway over I40

Returning to terminal, all these trucks are parked for the night in the road, nowhere else to go

Hwy 70 on Thursday, the trucks up ahead are parked

The great white expanse of I40 outside of Little Rock

Let the backups begin

This lovely guy "Elmer" decided to throw his trash out his window while we were sittng in a traffic jam

Snow chains!

The next series of pics are a very good example of why you shouldn't drive right on the bumper of the truck in front of you during inclement weather.  The first one or two mess up and there's absolutely nowhere to go.

View of the underneath of my trailer between the trailer duals, lots of ugly dirty ice

Closing with a pretty shot :-)


Terri said...

Ok, those were a whole lot of trucks off the road there, whoa. Makes me glad I do NOT have your job!

gabsatrucker said...

That was only a fraction of the trucks that were off the road and I didn't even bother taking pics of all the cars. We're having a much worse winter than usual although it's still nothing compared to what y'all get