Today, He’s King of the Road

Inch By Inch



You can see some loaded semis driving through Lamar from time to time, and then there are LOADED semis as evidenced by this one, seen hauling wind turbine blades to points south, this past Thursday, June 13, 2019.

Slowly I Turn

Hats off to the driver and his road crew for assisting the successful turn from East Olive onto South Main Street. This reporter has developed the habit of backing up 15 to 20 feet from the light when you come to a stop at this intersection when you’re first in line.  Usually you get the 18-wheeler that has to turn, usually from Highway 50 onto East Olive, and there’s not enough clearance space to allow the vehicle to get by, so telepathically, you hope everyone in back of you is smart enough and has space enough, to back up a few feet allowing passageway at the intersection.

Daylight Ahead!!

This semi driver hit the nail on the head the first time, and fortunately, there weren’t a lot of parked cars impeding his progress as he swung to the left checking ahead and in his rear view mirror as he was cutting across the intersection on the northeast corner street. Fortunately, too, that the medians have been removed earlier from Main Street by the departed construction crews.

By Russ Baldwin

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