To start off, I just have to give myself some credit. After never blogging on my site before, I am on my second post of the day!!
I received a call from Pam, my mother-in-law this morning shortly after she departed towards Reno with my son Colby. Evidently she was stuck in traffic on I-80 going East seeing ambulances, engines and helicopters in every direction. An hour and a half later, she was just getting moving again. Now Colby is not known for his steller performances in the car, but after seeing all of his favorite things (dad is a firefighter, remember) including “choppers” and “woo woos” he was happy as a clam to sit and wait. So what was it all about?
After talking with my husband I learned the basics of a bus rollover going West Bound on I-80. He was on scene transferring patients to Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee, so he didn’t see what took place, but shortly after I saw this article from the Reno Gazette Journal explaining things. Evidently a Squaw Creek employee bus coming from Reno was delivering workers to Squaw when it went off the road, rolling multiple times and injuring over 30 people. Westbound I-80 was closed into the late morning/early afternoon to clean up spilled fuel and removed the bus.
The stretch of I-80 from Reno to Truckee is notorious for accidents and with many narrow portions, lack of street lights, tumbling rocks and poor weather conditions, it is a good reminder to drive safe, watch the road and give some space to other drivers.