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Thursday, December 16, 2010

BIG Rig at the Post Office

December 13, 2010

At the end of each day, one of us stops by the back dock at the post office to deliver the bags of orders we've packed up that day. It must be due to the heavy volume of Christmas mail, but today the truck picking up looked enormous. I asked the driver how he could possibly make the turn onto 8th Street, because I really couldn't imagine it. He said it was tight, but it wasn't all that bad. (I really can't imagine how it's done.) The truck collects from a number of local-area post offices before heading pack to Portland. He said the bad stop was Seaside, where if there are any cars parked on either side of the street, it simply can't be done. I've forgotten what the Seaside post office dock looks like, but I believe him.

In 2009, I showed a photo of a truck hauling logs making the turn at the corner of 8th and Commercial. The truck you see here will have to turn right onto two-lane 8th Street, and immediately make the insane left turn onto two-lane Commercial. Before I knew the drill, I was once or twice one of those cars that had to back up so the truck could turn.

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4 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Hey Sheryl, nice to hear from you again.
As to the flooding: It seems the Stillaguamish River took the brunt of all the extra rain and snow melt. It went wild all the way down from the mountains. Mostly lowland flooding which usually is the farmland. The other rivers were very fat but only minor lowland flooding. No injuries or deaths so.......
I fortunately live way up high, north and east of town, so was a lucky one. MB

JM said...

For one second I thought it was a modern building! :-)

Jacob said...

I don't know how these guys make those tight turns, either. Of course, sometimes they don't and they take off a fender or take down a sign ... :-)

By the way, there's a new poem on Creative Confections I think you'd enjoy...

Francisca said...

So now you wonder how Santa does it, eh, if a small town like Astoria needs a 40-footer to handle the season's mail? :-D

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