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Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« on: October 15, 2010, 02:16:51 PM »

I thought about asking this question of one of the photographers who posted this image on "Hank's Truck Pictures, but I thought that I'd try it here instead:

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2008/06-27/img_0645.jpg

I see a few signs after the merge sign there. What are they?




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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2010, 02:35:03 PM »

From what little I can see in the image, they look like the truck rollover warning sign.  The other clue to me is the sharpness of the turn ahead.
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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 04:53:17 PM »

The second warning sign looks like a curve-ahead warning sign with an advisory speed limit.  The first warning sign is too fuzzy for me.
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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2010, 11:16:03 PM »

I'd venture it's a truck roll-over advisory/warning sign, given by the freeway's curves and the curve-ahead warning sign.

Do you know where this shot is?
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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2010, 11:23:44 PM »

odd thing is, the truck (or whatever that big blob is) looks to be perfectly level.  On a rollover warning sign, the truck is at quite the exaggerated angle of failure.

email David Faust and seeing if he has the higher-resolution original.
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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2010, 03:48:35 AM »

That slope is tall enough and steep enough to generate some significant katabatic winds--I suspect the off-in-the-distance sign warns truckers specifically of gusts.
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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2010, 06:18:11 PM »

It has two pink flags on the sign, which usually indicates it's either a temporary or a new condition.  It can also be used in case of a sudden warning of something that hasn't been experienced to that point.  I do see the large blockish truck outline, but if anything, it's tilted to the right.  I've never seen a graphical wind gust sign that looks remotely like that, so I doubt it's that, but I'd also agree it doesn't seem like trucks tipping.  Could it be for rocks falling?  If it were another country, I'd suggest a tunnel sign.

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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2010, 10:25:03 PM »

From other pictures I've seen, that looks a lot like it could be EB I-70 west of Denver, coming down out of the Rockies.
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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2010, 11:22:19 PM »

A little digging on the website shows this to be the Rye Valley, OR exit (Exit 340) on I-84, and specifically looking westbound.

GMSV isn't very helpful, but the first sign does appear to be ODOT's version of W1-13 (the truck rollover sign).  Can't tell what the advisory sign says.

Second sign is definitely a curve sign, with a 55 MPH advisory speed.
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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2010, 08:46:29 PM »

The rectangular orange sign before the merge advisory? That'd be ODOT's "End Road Work" sign.
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Re: Mysterious sign seen on Hank's Truck Pictures
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2011, 03:15:35 AM »

One appears to be just a truck advisory sign. The following image looks at the sign posted along eastbound Interstate 84 after Exit 330:



The rectangular sign is a speed-advisory sign. Several of these are posted along that stretch of Interstate 84, including this eastbound assembly after Exit 335.


 


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