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Old 12-21-2006, 12:30 AM
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Hello everyone. I was supposed to fly home from San Diego Wednesday, but the flight was canceled. Something about a snow storm?

So I decided to DRIVE home, which may have been a poor choice. Too late! I am at this moment in Flagstaff, AZ, which is cold and dry. I was planning to go over to Albuquerque and up I-25, but that sounds kind of iffy.

It actually looks pretty good to go up to Durango, over a ways on Hwy 160 and then up Hwy 285 to Fairplay or over on Hwy 50 to Pueblo. Then it looks like it gets bad either way.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Unfortunately I'm driving a Saturn Ion with no snow tires. My 80 is sitting in the Pikes Peak lot at DIA. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-21-2006, 12:50 AM
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http://www.cotrip.org/rWeather/All_R...06_234958.html

I-25 is closed south of Denver. I-70 is open, but icy and snow packed. 285 is all open, but icy and snow packed. 160 is in good shape, but Wolf Creek Pass will be sketchy.

Why in such a hurry to get home? Stay in Phoenix and have a nice day; then drive home Friday.
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I-25 is closed south of Denver. I-70 is open, but icy and snow packed. 285 is all open, but icy and snow packed. 160 is in good shape, but Wolf Creek Pass will be sketchy.

Why in such a hurry to get home? Stay in Phoenix and have a nice day; then drive home Friday.
Thanks Matt!! I had been on the cotrip.org site. We're way north of Phoenix now, in Flagstaff. The Hwy 160 route looks pretty good and then Hwy 285. We'll see how far we can get.
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Link no worky, I'm stuck in Nebraska, 76 is closed. Any ideas?
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Link no worky, I'm stuck in Nebraska, 76 is closed. Any ideas?
How are the roads in Nebraska? I was planning on heading that way tonight. Supposedly the snow is tapering off this afternoon and the roads are suppossed to reopen for Friday.
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Old 12-21-2006, 10:49 AM
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How are the roads in Nebraska? I was planning on heading that way tonight. Supposedly the snow is tapering off this afternoon and the roads are suppossed to reopen for Friday.
They closed 80 behind me last night. In a 4x4 (I have a rental Kia Sorrento ) its not that bad, 76 is still closed though. It just started snowing again though
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sorry ian, but everything to the east is closed.
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sorry ian, but everything to the east is closed.
Ok, but the first local here who says "You ain't from around here, are you boy?" and I'm driving around the barricade and going for it...
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I would come I70. by the time you get to denver you "should" be able to make it to parker.
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just keep in mind that i-70 will suck east of denver where it's still blizzard conditions and you can be fined heavily if caught on a closed road.
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