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Old 04-10-2019, 08:02 PM   #1
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Blowing dust in Texas and NM

Though I had seen it all in Texas last February when I was passed by a wind turbine blade taking up 3 lanes on I-10 going through El Paso. I have seen wide loads but this one also flexing 20 feet with every bump near the MH windshield.

This time I was heading west in the TOAD. What could be better than a secondary road with a 75 mph limit and the top off.

However, between Lubbock and Clovis NM the wind was gusting. Blowing wind causing a brown sky is a clue to get the MH or sailboat to a safe place. I flagged down a MH that was about to lose his slide awning while I was passing him.

Walking back from his MH with great difficulty was enough to get me to reduce my speed. Then I had to turn on my lights because the cars ahead of me disappeared in the dust. Fortunately it was short term because I was being passed by a PU towing a huge horse trailer with living quarters doing 75 mph.

After the next town I thought I was going have to pass the same rig but it was a different one driving a more reasonable speed. His slide awning was rolling out and back it in too but not to the degree of the MH I flagged down.

Also on the road were wind turbine blades and stanchions. They were stopped in the middle of road until police could stop traffic both directions so they could make a right turn using 5 lanes.

Also saw a black bird with yellow breast that I had not seen before. I suspect they were migrating and took shelter from the wind:
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them blades going down the road are kind cool to watch as they bend and bounce around, normally there will be three together.
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