Welcome to Broadus, Montana!!! A small town of about 500 quickly found itself doubling on Wednesday, when blizzard conditions set in and the roads were closed due to whiteout conditions. With over 100 trucks inside the city limits and lots more outside, the entire town came out to help feed and comfort the drivers who had little or no food.
Lots of positive news coverage is coming from what could have been a disastrous winter storm. Four- to 6-foot snow drifts and 40 MPH winds battered drivers and livestock. Residents of a small town with no amenities for commercial vehicles and their drivers showed their humanity and opened up and helped out. Faith Bible Church cooked meals throughout the day, and set up cots for the day cab/hotshot drivers to sleep overnight.
Luckly, Broadus and Montana DOT crews got the roads cleared and back open Thursday afternoon. I’m glad these fine folks showed compassion to drivers who pass through what is just another town on a route to most. It is moments like these that need to happen more often. The mainstream media stigma of “truckers can do no right” is beyond toxic levels. I’m glad someone still teaches “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Read more by Rooster