If you live in Lamorinda and go anywhere in the course of your day you will undoubtedly have noted that large swatches of our roadways have been torn up and really big trucks are lumbering down our roads – sometimes dumping things on our inoffensive and perfectly-driven vehicles. Right?
The NEWS24/680 Tip Lines lit up around noon Friday after a truck lost a portion of its load of gravel and left a trail of the pocky stuff from the Caldecott to Acalanes Road – readers saying the result was like driving through an avalanche. Lots of cracked windshields and pocked paint jobs, we are told.
CHP officers checked out the spill, confirmed that, yep, it was gravel, and said it appeared to be dissipating as more cars rolled through the area. Motorists who called CHP dispatch were advised to slow down – which apparently only made some of you even hotter.
Throughout Lamorinda, it seems, the sound of backup-beepers and excavators at work appears to be providing the background music for the day, with some neighbors calling down the thunder on truckers they felt were impeding traffic as they attempted to maneuver along our narrow country lanes.
Local officials counsel patience and repeat that the construction crews are here to bring us things like roundabouts and new homes and such, and that the more impatient among us may want to think twice about tailgating a dump truck with a load of gravel as it barrels down Saint Mary’s Road at a stately parade speed of 15 mph.
How’s that patience thing working for you?