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Truck drivers are preparing for slicker road conditions deeper into fall

“It's not too heavy, so it's not that bad. So it's do-able. It's just people speed a lot so that's what makes it uncomfortable,” Gomez said.

Posted: Oct 21, 2021 11:39 PM
Updated: Oct 22, 2021 10:00 AM

COBURG, Ore. -- With heavier rainfall on the way this fall and winter, truck drivers are gearing up to make adjustments to the slick roads.

According to several drivers, their main concern about this weather is the other drivers.

KEZI 9 News spoke with a man who goes by Gomez. He said he would deem Thursday's rainfall to be moderate.

“It's not too heavy, so it's not that bad. So it's doable. It's just people speed a lot so that's what makes it uncomfortable,” Gomez said.

This means he and his peers have to slow their speed down 5 to 10 miles per hour, in addition to increasing their following distance. On the days where the road is severe flooding, it’s likely he would have to pull over for the night, but he said he didn’t see much flooding on his path.

Due to the slicker roads, there have been several collisions reported in the Coburg and Eugene area. 

Gomez reminds other drivers to slow down, avoid heavy braking, and give more space between cars.

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