Strange View From Iowa

Our View From Iowa is very unusual today. We were ready to back out for an errand run and watched this truck come down our cul de sac and get hung up and stuck in front of our house. The trailer wheels are on a steep slope. The tractor is on ice with no traction. The dispatcher suggested he try to unhitch. The twist puts a bind on the hitch and it won’t release. The driver asked me if I had some bleach. His dad told him that would help with traction.

Poor guy. I told him to come in for warmth, bathroom, or a cup of coffee when needed.



15 thoughts on “Strange View From Iowa

  1. Melanie McNeil

    It was another one of those things that you know will happen, can’t stop from happening, know that once it’s done, not much good will come from it… all in slow motion…

    1. Melanie McNeil

      He did have at LEAST four wheels in the air! The back trailer wheels on the right hung there until the wrecker came and let it down. The back tractor wheels were alternately hanging in mid-air, too. It was interesting to watch the wrecker pull him free. Good work.

  2. Sheryl

    Good grief–you’d never expect a tractor trailer to come down a cul de sac on a snowy day. The poor driver. . . I hate to think about what his company will say to him about getting stuck there.

    1. Jim in IA Post author

      Yes. It took him out of work for about 4 hours plus the cost of the tow truck. He was very friendly about it all. He came to the door before he left to say thanks for our offer of the bathroom, warmth, and coffee.

    1. Jim in IA Post author

      Once the sequence of events started, there was no stopping it. It all turned out ok except for a small branch on a tree not visible on the other side of the truck.

        1. Jim in IA Post author

          I don’t know. I talked with the driver to invite him in for warmth, bathroom, coffee while he tried for 3 hrs to get loose. I didn’t ask that specific question. It seems a bad choice let to another and another…etc.

          Finally a tow truck helped him out.

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