Heavy snow and even heavier trucks means some deliveries will have to wait
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 04:30:11 GMT —
Bryan Hydrick and Daniel Long are traveling together through the night from Niagara Falls to Allentown, PA. The only thing different about what they have in their back seat is they're hauling over thirty thousand pounds of paper.
"It's normally about a seven hour drive, (but now it's) probably about ten and a half," says Hydrick.
Long had been driving for the army for 13 years, so he knows a lot about safety with big rigs in the snow. "Definitely allow yourself plenty of room to make adjustments on your speed. Watch for drivers and any mistakes they may make, just always leave yourself a way out," says Long.
One of the other measure that they take is driving at least 20 miles an hour under the speed limit when the roads are this bad. They're so bad that one driver called it a night at the Pilot Truck Stop in Liverpool.
Ron Pool didn't need a second glance of the snow, he already knew that he couldn't continue on from Maine to Missouri. "The roads are too bad, you can't see where you're out on them, it's too dangerous," says Pool. "The loads not going to do anybody any good if it's upside down in a ditch, it's better to receive it late, than not receive it at all."