Colorado State troopers are warning truck drivers about the dangers of mountain driving after one driver was forced to use a runway ramp over the weekend.
The incident happened on I-70 on the west side of the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels near Silverthorne, Colorado, on January 10.
“Even with clear road conditions, please consider steep grades on the I-70 Mountain corridor on these busy weekends, thankfully this driver was aware of the surroundings, being a good reminder to never stop in front of a ramp,” the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said.
In images shared by CSP, you can see that the semi truck nearly made it to the top of the ramp.
Even w/ clear rd conditions, plz consider steep grades on the I-70 mtn corridor on these busy weekends, thankfully this driver was aware of the surroundings, being a good reminder to never stop in front of a ramp. @ColoradoDOT #OFPY @ColoTrucking @CSP_MCSAP @SummitDailyNews pic.twitter.com/eZIH0PyYFT
— CSP Eagle (@CSP_Eagle) January 10, 2021
Colorado transportation officials recently rolled out a safety campaign called “Mountain Rules” to educate truck drivers on how to navigate the I-70 Mountain Corridor safely.