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Old 12-21-2006, 06:09 PM
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I'm stuck in Nebraska, 76 is closed. Any ideas?

Hey Ian, you still in Nebraska?? I was planning on heading up 76 to 80 tonight and going through. Wondering if you could give me a status report on those roads?
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Old 12-21-2006, 07:44 PM
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all major highways are now open EXCEPT i-70 westbound. what did you do to piss off cdot ian?
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:58 PM
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I made it. I went north of I-80 through the Nebraska countryside and got west of the roadblocks.

Martin - 80 is pretty clear until Nebraska, 25 is a skating rink from Longmont to Ft Collins, pretty clear after that. Don't know about 76, never saw it. I wouldn't go tonight, the roads are icing badly and it was total carnage on i-25, new carnage too, the lights were on in the vehicles and drivers were in them. Lots of black ice.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:04 PM
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I really want to reiterate, I would NOT drive east tonight. I barely made it here and its getting colder out there.
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Thanks for the heads up. We're going to wait until Friday morning. Glad to hear you made it back in one piece.
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Thanks for the heads up. We're going to wait until Friday morning. Glad to hear you made it back in one piece.
It was a close thing, several times, but fuggit I'm home in CO and there's snow!
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Thanks for the heads up. We're going to wait until Friday morning. Glad to hear you made it back in one piece.
Oh and safe travels!
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Well, Jeanette and I made it home about 45 minutes ago. We had to park the rental car down the street and walk the last little bit. Considering the conditions, Flagstaff, AZ to Parker, CO in a little over 12 hours isn't too bad. We picked up US-160 halfway from Flagstaff to the AZ border and took it all the way to Walsenburg. I-25 really wasn't too bad at all. It was dry and clear until around Castle Rock, and that stretch up to Lincoln Av was snow packed. I'm not sure I'd want to make the drive again any time soon. The flight from San Diego is usually around 2 1/2 hours. Tomorrow I'll go up to DIA and return the rental car and pick up the 80. It's good to be home.
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Glad you made it home safe Chris!!

Next time, couldn't you just fly in to a closer airport that isn't closed and drive from there? I know you would miss the excitment of the road trip in the rental car though
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Next time, couldn't you just fly in to a closer airport that isn't closed and drive from there? I know you would miss the excitment of the road trip in the rental car though
We thought about it. But most United Colorado Springs flights go through Denver first, which was closed. I-25 was closed most of yesterday and part of today, so Albuquerque probably wouldn't have done much good. SLC. I suppose. That's only an 8 hour drive. They were going to put us on a Southwest flight through Las Vegas, Wednesday, which was supposed to land in Denver after 9 PM. So we would have been stuck in Vegas. United told us they could get us on a flight from San Diego to Denver this Sunday. We didn't want to wait that long. Not a whole lot of choices.

It was kind of cool. Saw some pretty country. Almost ran over a Road Runner AND a Coyote in AZ today. That little Saturn Ion did really well. It was a little noisy and seems kind of cheap. I wouldn't own one.
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