A powerful nor’easter hammered parts of the Northeast this past week, blanketing it in snow and leaving some less prepared motorists stranded on the side of the roadway. One motorist that was definitely prepared for the storm, though, was Sabrina Sculley, who, along with her husband, managed to rescue a stranded tractor-trailer while they were out and about plowing the roads in their GMC Sierra HD.
Sculley and her GMC Sierra HD were caught by local Allentown, Pennsylvania news station 69 News as her husband towed the stricken semi-truck up a snow-covered road in Mount Pocono. The semi-truck was having trouble getting up a steep grade in the road, so Sculley’s husband decided to put their heavy-duty GMC to good use and tow the driver up the hill.
According to Sculley, this road is the steepest hill on Route 611 and was nearly impossible for a big semi to traverse it in the middle of a snowstorm without a little help. Her husband is also a truck driver, so they felt for the stranded driver and wanted to assist where they could.
“We knew we may not be able to help, but we could easily give it a try since my husband had all the tools to give it a shot. With a few tugs, my husband was able to pull him out of the snow bank and then tow him up the mountain, knowing he would surely lose traction again going up the rest of the mountain on his own,” Sculley told GM Authority. “My husband was able to get him to his destination up the road with minimal difficulty. We were just happy to help out a fellow driver get to a safe place for the night.”
The tow strap used here was a Keeper vehicle recovery strap with a 20,000-pound rated capacity. As for the truck, it’s a K2XX-generation GMC Sierra 3500HD with a Duramax turbodiesel 6.6L L5P V8 engine and all-season Goodyear tires. Like so many other pickup truck owners, the Sculleys love their GMC Sierra HD, with Sabrina extending a thank you to General Motors for building a “completely reliable beast of a truck,” and saying they “wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Feel free to check out the video of the Sculley’s truck towing the semi at this link.