What Would You Do?

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Sambo's Comment
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I'm in Sidney, NE. On i80 westbound. My destination is tracy, ca. I'm hearing that i8p west of cheyenne starts to get bad and donner is on chain law.

Had thought of taking 76 down to Denver, then 70 across the rockies to 15, then us50 across to Tahoe, then to Sacramento. I'm just not sure of what kind of road us50 is. The area looks to be pretty mountainous, and not sure if trying to move that way would be any better or worse than just sticking to i80.

Mr M's Comment
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Contact dispatch and ask them if they want you to take a safer route or shutdown

Nancy F.'s Comment
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We just went over Elk Mountain, just now. And they're taking good care of the roads. Sand trucks and we are light and not blowi g around. Back at Laramie, inch of snow, then clear skies. And roads.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Nancy F.'s Comment
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Rawlins,Wy. Just started snowing.

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Operating While Intoxicated

murderspolywog's Comment
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Sambo I would not take us50 CA to Sacramento. There is a max truck length of 60 feet and I believe max kind pin setting is 30 feet to the rear axil. It's a grate road for a motorcycle in the summer time but not a fun one in winter at all. It's steeper and more winding then 80.

Pianoman's Comment
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I would just take 80 unless 511 says it's closed. 70 has more mountain passes and really sucks when it snows.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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I have nothing to offer as advice that hasn't already been offered, but I do have a snippet of information that might drive home how dangerous I70 west of Colorado can be.

Stevens Transport will not allow any driver with less than nine months post-training experience to drive I-70 West of Colorado. At any time of year.

Vendingdude's Comment
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There's not much point in doing as you suggest. More miles, lose time. As pointed out, you can't use 50 to cross Sierras, you'll still have to go over Donner Pass on I80. Snow on 70, snow on 80. Take your pick.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I'd probably stick to I80, if need be you can hold up in Reno and cross Donner in daylight after they lift the chain restrictions.

JJ

Nancy F.'s Comment
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2" of snow at Rawlins last nite. Nice and packy. Roads are still being maintained. No slipping so far, black ice warnings, reduce speed warnings. Only danger is the speeding truckers. Slow down and let them pass. I just saw a white rabbit! Aren't they good luck?

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