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Convoy of Utility Trucks on the Indiana Toll Road

Started 1351381187.02 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1351467046.02 by Talidog

Got back from a short trip to Indiana. On the way back I passed several convoys of utility truck crews heading East on the Indiana Toll Road.

One company from as far away as Colorado.

Prayers for safe travels and to be kept safe on their journey to the East Coast.

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jackthebear1351382001.897378 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Here in the NY/NY/CT area preparations are really being made ahead by utilities, Local govts etc. I noticed just in my little town trucks checking out trees.

"They" are taking it very seriously

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Escher1351382063.0572115 PostsRegistered 10/24/2012Where?
Praying for all.


Let's have a moment of silence for all those who are stuck in traffic on their way to the gym to ride stationary bicycles.... (-;

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Snowpuppy1351383313.727084 PostsRegistered 12/2/2005Up North, MI

When I saw the number of trucks I realized how serious they were taking this storm.

Then I passed one Opportunist Guy who had a truck full of new portable generators including a few strapped to the roof. He should make a fortune.

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clemintine1351388160.4718288 PostsRegistered 11/5/2007C.C.

good to know....because we are possibly getting sustained winds of 80mph for 3 days.

every time there's a weather forecast the stats are worse.....

thankfully DH was able to fix the generator

love a good storm....but I'm not thinking this is going to be one of those 'good' storms

it's a combo of a n'or easter and a hurricane, the leaves are still on the trees, so damage may be extensive and when it picks up a cold front there may be snow. BAD BAD BAD

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beach music1351391041.67329065 PostsRegistered 4/16/2007

The power is out in several parts of my town already and the storm is still passing by the Outer Banks and isn't expected here around 3 a.m. Monday morning !

We love the power companies !

"don't get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance." bill maher

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Snowpuppy1351391274.067084 PostsRegistered 12/2/2005Up North, MI

I saw 3 different convoys of utility line trucks, the ones with the cherry picker buckets on them. As I was exiting off the Toll Road to head for MI, there was another line of trucks entering the Toll Road. Creepy and reassuring at the same time.

I saw this thing was going to collide with a snow maker. Whatever happens, be prepared as you can and stay safe.

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sgraham301351434299.2572878 PostsRegistered 6/2/2006

ComEd from IL is sending 700 employees to help out with the aftermath.

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4paws1351435771.23322685 PostsRegistered 7/29/2006

It's not just utility trucks. My step-son is driving to the east coast to get supplies there along with many co-workers that will be sent to the area.

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happy hous­ewife1351436666.4934389 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

I think it is wonderful how the utilities help each other out like this.

The one good thing about a hurricane is that you know it is coming and have time to get prepared for it. Not like a tornado that just happens so fast!

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CLEM1351438127.62712576 PostsRegistered 9/1/2008PA

I heard on the news that there are many of these utility companies are headed our way. It's sure great to have time to be prepared and that everyone seems to want to help those in the storm's path.

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ballyk1351462169.2535075 PostsRegistered 7/3/2006

DH is working in N.E. PA and he said utility workers from several states are on the way there.

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arklady1351463268.2532410 PostsRegistered 1/31/2011

I just saw on the local news that the Ar. Red Cross is packing up to head to the East Coast.

Prayers to all in the path of this monster!!! Smile

YES, I'm from the south
YES, I wear shoes

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Talidog1351467046.023763 PostsRegistered 8/9/2007Heart of Dixie

Alabama Power trucks are on the way, as well as from other Southern States. Please be safe everyone...I will be praying for each and everyone of you...K

War Eagle!

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