weather

DOT: Trucking loses $3.8M annually to weather delays

The agency assessed weather’s effect on freight in 13 diverse regions as a follow up to its 2012 national estimate of weather delays affecting trucking. The new analysis indicated a significantly lower national cost estimate than the previous study’s $8-9 billion estimate.

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Truck driver killed in Houston flooding after historic rainfall

A truck driver was one of at least five people who died during the historic rainfall that flooded much of the Houston metropolitan area Sunday, April 17 and Monday, April 18.

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Flooding causing highway problems throughout South

A rain system stalled over Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas is wreaking havoc and causing flooding on many major highways and interstates.

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East Coast hammered by winter storm: Hours waivers, truck bans and more in wake of ‘Snowzilla’

An Eastern blizzard of historic proportions has stranded truckers and resulted in Pennsylvania restricting vehicles, New York City banning travel and nearly half a dozen states declaring states of emergency. Also, two states have suspended hours-of-service rules for some truckers, and more states are expected to follow suit.

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‘Potentially paralyzing’ winter storm looms: How to check traffic conditions in affected states

Winter Storm Jonas is forecast to deliver blizzard conditions, including high winds, record amounts of snow, freezing rain and coastal flooding over a large part of the eastern seaboard in the next several days. A look at the warnings and links to keep up with traffic conditions.

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43 lives claimed during severe week for weather

More is on the way -- potential blizzard conditions, flooding, ice, tornadoes -- in areas particularly across the Midwest and Southeast through the new year. Keep tuned to weather services on your lanes this week.

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Oregon, Washington areas under state of emergency with flooding, sinkholes and slides

NB I-5 is back open following a landslide near Woodland, Wash., in the Southwest part of the state that closed it entirely on Wednesday; problems elsewhere continue to mount.

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After tornado outbreak on the plains, severe weather moves east

Tornado watches remained in effect through 6 p.m. Central Tuesday for some areas of Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. Severe storms expected to follow through Mississippi and Alabama through Wednesday.

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Joaquin roundup: Truck plows through floodwaters, update on road closures, hours exemptions issued

A video of a trucker successfully plowing through deep Joaquin floodwaters in South Carolina and links to news on hours-of-service exemptions and road closures in states hit by the storm.

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Truckers bracing for Hurricane Joaquin can rest a little easier

Most recent forecasts suggest the storm will not make U.S. landfall. At once, persistent rain expected over the Southeast has the region under widespread flood watches that extend up the Atlantic coast.

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