April 29, 2010

Weather Permitting: update

8:30am - Thursday morning

They just opened I-40 in Arizona and we are rolling as fast as we can to get through to Flagstaff in a hurry. Rumor has it (via the DOT) that when the wind picks back up around noon they are going to close it back down.

The wind is still blowing like crazy, but as long as they keep the road open, we're hammering down.

Really didn't expect to sit there in Holbrook all night long. Malcolm kept getting up every 3 hours to call 511 and see if they had opened it. We were parked from about 5:00 yesterday afternoon till this morning.

No way we'll be getting to Helm, CA before they close, so we'll deliver in the morning. And I don't know what's happening with the next load. We were scheduled to load in Stockton today and deliver in Quincy, WA in the morning. Obviously that's not going to happen now.


frugalmom said...

Oh my oh my oh my....thats awful! You guys be careful out there in that dust storm. That looks scary to me.

small farm girl said...

Wow that IS dusty! I thought we had a lot of dust around her. I guess things are relative.

Be safe out there.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yikes! We've had 50-70 mph gusts and 40-50mph sustained winds all day. Freaked me out feeling my bed vibrating because the walls of our house we're being pummeled by this crazy violent wind.

I wonder if there have been any roll overs out on the highways. Being in a tall vehicle during these winds has got to be scary!

Stay safe out there!


Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks really dusty..stay safe:)

Janice said...

I've said this before, I don't know how you guys do this day after day.It has got to be totally exhausting....between weather ,repairs and all that negotiation on loads, you guys are awesome. Stay safe.

Ed said...

Maybe New Jersey was;nt so bad after all..;-)

Rising Rainbow said...

That wind on I40 can be treacherous. You guys take care. And Quincy, Wa means you're coming my way. Our weather's not great either.

dibear said...

Lordy! Please be careful, don't take chances in that dust storm.