Horrible Tuesday Commute

For the second week in a row I have had a horrible Tuesday commute. Last Tuesday it was Pothole Problems that caused an almost two hour commute to work.

Traffic Trouble, Commute Routes, pothole, trafficThe map above illustrates how a large number of roads flow into the 580 funnel. If the funnel gets even partially blocked then it can lead to a horrible commute.

Altamont, Commute, Bacon Truck, Truck FireThis morning it took me more than two and a half hours to travel about 12 miles to where a truck had caught on fire in the early morning hours. For regular Altamont commuters, you know right where this is, about a mile from the summit.

Altamont Commute, Truck Fire, Bad TrafficHere you can see the truck that was on fire. The fire had consumed most of the trailer and the contents. I found out that the truck was carrying salami and bacon. I thought about clever titles like “Burnt Bacon Breakfast Commute”, but decided not to use any of them.

Burnt Bacon, Altamont Fire, Truck Burnt, Commute nightmare, Breakfast CommuteHere is a closer look at the trailer. You can see that there is still some smoke coming off of the trailer.

altomont mess, commute nightmare, Burnt Bacon and SalamiYou may have noticed that the trailer did not have a cab in the previous pictures. Here it is already loaded on a flatbed trailer. It pretty much burnt to the ground. Luckily the driver escaped the truck without injury.

When I went past two lanes were blocked and it wasn’t until the afternoon when one of them opened. I am hoping that all will be clear in the morning.

The last 14 miles of my commute took only about 15-20 minutes, and thankfully traffic on the way home was not bad at all.

Hoping for a nicer commute tomorrow morning.



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