THE CGC COMMUNICATOR
                            CGC #899
                     Tuesday, April 7, 2009
                Robert F. Gonsett, W6VR,  Editor
                <cgc (at) cgc333.connectnet.com>
    Copyright 2009, Communications General® Corporation (CGC)
  I don't know if you are aware or not, but a fatal accident
involving a big rig losing its brakes while coming down the Angles
Crest Hwy occurred last week.  Due to this accident, [Caltrans]
has put a moratorium into effect banning all 5 axle trucks from
the highway.  There is a large sign at the bottom of the hill
stating this.
  Larry Lopez, acsmtwilson5710 (at) aol.com
  A travel bulletin issued by Caltrans for State Route 2
(the Angeles Crest Highway in this case) reads as follows:
  "All tractor-semi trailer combinations with 5 axles or
  greater are prohibited from the junction of I-210 in
  La Canada/Flintridge to the Angeles Forest Highway
  (Los Angeles Co) - alternate routes are available."
  The news story on the devastating truck accident is
posted here.  The truck driver told officials he took the
route "because his GPS told him that was the shortest route
to the Los Angeles basin."  The driver said he would not have
taken that route if he had known it was a winding mountain
road.  Two dead, 12 injured, three critically.
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