Letter to the Editor

At about 3:40 p.m., Sept. 4, I was heading west on NE Gabriel Road. I came upon a Storedahl mining truck that was broken down and stopped completely in the north lane of Gabriel road just before a curve in the road that does not allow visibility for seeing traffic in the oncoming lane.

There was no flagger for the situation so perhaps it had just happened.

At first, I tried to pass the truck but there was an oncoming vehicle in the south lane. So I had to back up quickly. At the same time, a second Storedahl mining truck was also traveling west on NE Gabriel Road and was right behind my vehicle.

This second mining truck could have easily hit me, or I could have been hit by a car while trying to pass the broken-down truck. 

NE Gabriel Road does not have any shoulder on either side. This makes traveling with the Storedahl mining trucks extra dangerous.

Needless to say, this experience was very frightening to me.

These safety issues need to be addressed immediately before there is a fatality due to the mining trucks. 


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