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Video shows semi truck with locked up brakes sliding down I-80 near Donner Summit


The California Highway Patrol’s (CHP) Truckee Division shared video of a semi truck sliding down I-80 near Donner Summit.

CHP-Truckee shared the video on Thursday, January 11.

“The brakes lines on this big rig froze up, causing it to lock up, but we were able to get the driver to a safer location. Props to the big rig driver for his driving skills!” CHP said.

A similar video was shared by CHP-Truckee in 2017, which you can view below.

“So the Story, the driver had jackknifed at the top of the grade. When the driver had lost it at the top of the hill, he had broke the air lines to his rear trailer. This caused the brakes on the rear trailer to lock up. We arrived on scene and were informed the tow was going to be extended. So we asked the driver if he could get himself going and we would give him space to get down to the next open shoulder on the Interstate. 20 minutes later he was off the highway and we were open with flowing traffic,” CHP said of the 2017 video above. 


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