Well, I was privledged enough to be out driving all through the night in that mess... Started here at home in Harleysville, Pa. at 7:00PM last night leaving in my 09' Peterbilt daycab tractor, bobtailed down to Cape May, NJ. where I hitched up to my wagon... Pulled my wagon (mobile P.E.T./C.T. medical imaging coach, 53' long, 102" wide, 13' 6" tall and 58,000#) from there up the coast on the Garden State Parkway over to the N.J. TPK exit 13 tothe Elizabeth, NJ.... Arrived at my stop, backed it into place and was told not to set it up unless a full width ambulance would be able to drive past the coach without any issues... Well, that wasn't gonna happen, they didn't clear enough snow out of the path to accomodate the coach and an ambulance at the same time!!! So, here comes the plowman, in his new Jeep Wrangler with about a 5' blade on it and tried to move the snow outta there... Not gonna happen!!! So, about 3 hours later after countless phone calls to the boss and others I was told to get it outta there, can't leave it... No big deal right??? Yeah, right!!!! Ya see, whenever it rains or snows or anything 'wet' the speedometer stops working on my tractor and so does the odometer as a result, well thats what happened, no speedo at all then while traveling up the G.S.P. en-route to Elizabeth the 'DPF regeneration required' indicator light came on, had no choice but to keep running the truck, no where to pull over, shoulders untouched, so once I arrived at Elizabeth I attempted to initiate 'regeneration', won't work, won't regenerate... The trouble there is that eventually the engine will shut off at random and not restart if regeneration is not done in time... So now I have nowhere to go with the trailer (company home base is in Ohio, not going there) and even if I did I can't regenerate so if the thing decides it wants to shut down again I'll be a sitting duck with no place to chuck it off the shoulder of the road!!! Finally got the DPF to regenerate and was directed to start heading toward Phila, Pa... Got about 1/2 hr. from Philly and the bossman says I'm gonna need to kill some time, they aren't ready for me there for a few more hours... So took the trailer to Conshohocken, Pa. and had a D.O.T. inspection performed, then headed down to N.E. Philly, set up the coach there and bobtailed back home to Harleysville... Got home here at 2:15 PM this afternoon!!! Yikes
No more snow please!!!