The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) recently issued a call for truckers to remove snow from their vehicles after catching one driver with a large amount of snow topping his trailer after a storm.
In a March 18 Facebook post, NSP said that they responded to a caller who had safety concerns after seeing a tractor trailer topped with a thick layer of snow.
“We understand the storm was significant and impacted many people, but this is just not safe. The trailer was picked up in Cheyenne and driven away like this. The driver had been called in by another motorist that was worried about someone being injured. These photos are from the North Platte scales,” troopers said.
NSP went on to argue that the snow packed on top of the trailer posed a safety hazard for other drivers on the road. “This was over 15,000 lbs of snow. Snow flying off your vehicle, especially this amount, can be dangerous for others on the road,” NSP said.
NSP shared a photo of the scale ticket showing the truck to be overweight due to the snow.
While many social media users agreed that the snow could be a hazard, others pointed out that many truck drivers do not have access to the necessary equipment to safely remove snow from a trailer.