Accident on the Parks Hwy, diesel spilled

This truck wrecked on the Parks Highway yesterday.  The driver is fine but he was cited for negligent driving.  The accident spilled about 2000 gallons of diesel into a ditch.  Below is a link to a short article in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner about it.

http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/fuel-tanker-spills-gallons-in-parks-highway-crash/article_b4c220f2-e851-11e4-9c95-cfcef7850e83.html

 

Accident on the Parks Highway

Photo by Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities via Newsminer.com

 

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Bulker goes off the road

The Dalton claims another truck!

Jack calls this kind of trailer a bulker.  It carries dry powders like concrete, sand, or ammonium nitrate.  This one probably carried concrete or sand.  He says they use air to transfer the product from one place to another.  Unloading a bulker is called “blowing it off” to the people who do it.  In Prudhoe they store the product in silos.

Don’t forget you can increase the resolution on a YouTube video by clicking on the settings symbol in the lower right hand corner and choosing a higher number than what YouTube picked for you.

 

Driver has a bad day

Another truck goes off the road!  This one is about 20 miles from Prudhoe.

Happy Sunday everyone!  We’re having a beautiful sunny day after some snow and a wind storm that cut out our electricity for a couple of hours last night.

 

Truck in the ditch

More snow in the engine, but this time it’s from someone going in the ditch!  It seems to happen to everyone eventually and it’s better to land in the cushy snow instead of just about anywhere else.  After it got pulled out they cleaned the snow off and drove it away!

(Identifying marks have been removed for privacy.)

Broken Bridge Beam

This short video was taken a couple of years ago when a truck carrying a bridge beam went off the road and flopped over.   It was a costly problem for whoever ended up paying for it.  It broke in the wreck so they tore it into pieces and hauled it away.