Jackknifed truck snarls traffic

Jan 31, 2013 Read more: WOODTV.com

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The wind, snow and cold made roads throughout West Michigan treacherous Thursday morning, causing numerous slide offs, fender benders and traffic jams.

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#1 Feb 1, 2013
Many, many years ago, i jackknifed a GMC Astro with an empty(thank God)45' trailer on I-94 in Sawyer, Michigan....42 below wind chill....black ice is very hard to tell from the pavement.....very hard to stop, once it starts.....lucky i was the only one that got scratched up.....
Sassy

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Feb 1, 2013
Blue, my husband is a truck driver, and I worry about him in these weather conditions. He is a very safe driver, and comes home telling me stories all the time about the car drivers out there. Many don't respect the truckers and think they can stop on a dime. Nope doesn't work that way. He was in a huge white out in Muskegon many years ago and got caught in the middle of a big pile up. He missed a week of work because his chest hit the steering wheel. He just missed the mess in Detroit yesterday as he was heading toward Toledo he took a different route. and he hates 94.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Many, many years ago, i jackknifed a GMC Astro with an empty(thank God)45' trailer on I-94 in Sawyer, Michigan....42 below wind chill....black ice is very hard to tell from the pavement.....very hard to stop, once it starts.....lucky i was the only one that got scratched up.....

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#3 Feb 2, 2013
Sassy wrote:
Blue, my husband is a truck driver, and I worry about him in these weather conditions. He is a very safe driver, and comes home telling me stories all the time about the car drivers out there. Many don't respect the truckers and think they can stop on a dime. Nope doesn't work that way. He was in a huge white out in Muskegon many years ago and got caught in the middle of a big pile up. He missed a week of work because his chest hit the steering wheel. He just missed the mess in Detroit yesterday as he was heading toward Toledo he took a different route. and he hates 94.
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Sassy, i sure hope your husband stay's safe.....i drove outta Vicksburg..mostly to Cleveland, Chicago and Big Rapids....he has likely told you, another problem sometimes is staying awake, as some trips are like 9-12 hours roundtrip, when you add in unloading and all....The company i worked for did'nt take good care of their equipment, another problem that occurs.....

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