Imagine Driving a Rig in Western Colorado Right Now
Here it is only October 10 and areas of Colorado are already getting hit hard with snow. Since when does this happen? I'm just glad I don't have to drive a rig through this stuff. What about those who do?
One of our listeners, Steve Harding, from Western Colorado band Lever Action, sent me these photos this morning. Steve drives a truck, typically out of the Rifle area. Here's what he had to encounter this morning.
The photos above and were taken at Sylvan Lake in Eagle earlier this morning. Personally, I could fly the space shuttle easier than I could drive a rig. I have no idea how people drive those things. Backing one up? Forget about it. Drive one in snow? Ha, ha... very funny.
Take a look at the post below. This gets a resounding "no thank you." The video was recorded on Highway 550 over Molas Pass between Durango and Silverton. Is it just me, or does the rapid-fire windshield wiper action seem a bit unnecessary?
As of 2:27 p.m. today (Wednesday, October 10) the Colorado Department of Transportation has issued several travel alerts. One such alert involves westbound US 6 at mile markers 220-229. For that stretch, passenger vehicles are required to have snow/mud tires, and/or chains, or at least be a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Okay, in and of itself, no big deal. However, this is only October 10.
Kudos to you, Western Colorado truck drivers. Thanks for all you do. Please be safe. Personally, I'm hoping for a good, snowy winter. Then again, I don't have to drive rig. I could walk from my house to the studio, even in the snow. Please take it easy out there.