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(KSBW Monterey)   When you're sandbagged by your own sandbags   (ksbw.com) divider line
    More: Ironic, California Highway Patrol, California, Salinas River, Freeway, California State Route 1, California Department of Transportation, truck, Mexico  
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3349 clicks; posted to Main » on 01 Dec 2022 at 9:04 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-01 9:13:53 PM  
At least it wasn't bananas.
 
2022-12-01 9:21:15 PM  
It seems that the truck driver hit the median barricade and overturned the truck. Since the sandbags only weight 400 pounds, I don't think that it's the cause of the crash iatself, if that is what was implied.

Luckily it was only blocking one lane and it doesn't seem like anyone was seriously injured.
 
2022-12-01 9:21:49 PM  
Beats being teabagged by your own teabags.
 
2022-12-01 9:21:52 PM  
Life's a beach
 
2022-12-01 9:30:24 PM  
400 pounds of sandbags?
That's a big truck to haul ~16 sandbags.
 
2022-12-01 9:36:55 PM  
Sandbags always remind me of some neighbors in Sunnyvale. They would put sandbags across their driveway, forcing them to park on the street. They Ignored their lawn which was lower than the driveway and their house would get flooded.
 
2022-12-01 9:50:24 PM  
Don't under count your books and you won't sandbag as often.
 
2022-12-01 9:54:28 PM  
The truck spilled its contents, 400 pounds of sandbags, into the center median on both sides of the highway.

That's like, 4 sandbags.
 
2022-12-01 9:58:07 PM  
Dangit, I need like 80lbs of sand for an above ground pool Im building in the spring.
 
2022-12-01 10:00:12 PM  
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2022-12-01 10:01:26 PM  
Local vaginas will never be the same
 
2022-12-01 10:02:47 PM  

SumoJeb: 400 pounds of sandbags?
That's a big truck to haul ~16 sandbags.


I was wondering the same thing.  That shiat could fit in a Toyota Hilux.
 
2022-12-01 10:03:09 PM  

BuckTurgidson: The truck spilled its contents, 400 pounds of sandbags, into the center median on both sides of the highway.

That's like, 4 sandbags.


Came for this. It's about 4 cubic feet.

It's hilariously dense and inexpensive. When my kids were small, I bought some from the local gravel yard to put into the base of our second-hand basketball hoop (which had a hole in the side, so water wouldn't have worked).

I rolled the truck onto a scale first, then they dumped a big pile in the bed, and I drove onto the scale again. The total came out to something like fifty cents.
 
2022-12-01 10:11:10 PM  
Only news because they have video.
 
2022-12-01 10:24:11 PM  

vilesithknight: Dangit, I need like 80lbs of sand for an above ground pool Im building in the spring.


Most people fill their pools with water. Easier to swim in than sand .
 
2022-12-01 10:27:39 PM  
400 pounds? WTF? I've got half that in the back of my S10 just for early morning ice traction.
 
2022-12-01 10:42:18 PM  
That's, THE 101.
 
2022-12-01 11:29:43 PM  

devioustrevor: SumoJeb: 400 pounds of sandbags?
That's a big truck to haul ~16 sandbags.

I was wondering the same thing.  That shiat could fit in a Toyota Hilux.


fark. It would fit in the back seat of a Corolla
 
2022-12-02 12:15:51 AM  
I think the prevailing attitude on the thread is that the sandbags were full of sand. Unless I missed
something in TFA, it just says 400 lbs. of sandbags, not full sandbags. If you consider that  empty bags
weigh about half an ounce, 400 lbs. of bags is 12,800. I have no clue how much volume they would take
up, but it's more than 4 full sandbags.
 
2022-12-02 12:22:44 AM  

Rehab Is For Quitters: I think the prevailing attitude on the thread is that the sandbags were full of sand. Unless I missed
something in TFA, it just says 400 lbs. of sandbags, not full sandbags. If you consider that  empty bags
weigh about half an ounce, 400 lbs. of bags is 12,800. I have no clue how much volume they would take
up, but it's more than 4 full sandbags.


sandbags are typically woven polypropylene.
polypro has a density of around .9 g/cc. since it is woven there would be significant additional airspace to account for.
400 lbs of empty sand bags would probably take up about twice the space as a similar mass of water.
probably a pallet load.
 
2022-12-02 12:25:58 AM  

SumoJeb: Rehab Is For Quitters: I think the prevailing attitude on the thread is that the sandbags were full of sand. Unless I missed
something in TFA, it just says 400 lbs. of sandbags, not full sandbags. If you consider that  empty bags
weigh about half an ounce, 400 lbs. of bags is 12,800. I have no clue how much volume they would take
up, but it's more than 4 full sandbags.

sandbags are typically woven polypropylene.
polypro has a density of around .9 g/cc. since it is woven there would be significant additional airspace to account for.
400 lbs of empty sand bags would probably take up about twice the space as a similar mass of water.
probably a pallet load.


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2022-12-02 4:14:49 AM  
Now we know how Bobbie McGee slipped away.
 
2022-12-02 10:20:15 AM  

Prof. Frink: vilesithknight: Dangit, I need like 80lbs of sand for an above ground pool Im building in the spring.

Most people fill their pools with water. Easier to swim in than sand .


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