De-icer truck tips on Albion Road
December 5, 2019
Brandon Kruger, Whitman County roads operation manager, reported to county commissioners Monday about a de-icing truck which turned over on Albion Road last Tuesday, Nov. 26, in the lead-up to the Thanksgiving travel weekend.
Spreading de-icing magnesium chloride, the truck arrived at a continuously-shaded part of Albion Road, and the driver switched to a higher rate of dispersion for the de-icer.
Instead, it dropped to a lower rate. While toggling the handle, trying to figure out what went wrong, the driver swerved, over-corrected and tipped the truck on its side. A passer-by stopped and...