How To Find Up-to-the-minute Road Conditions?

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The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Here's the scenario: I'm coming through Montana today headed west. I'm planning on stopping in Missoula tonight. Tomorrow morning I'll be going up Lookout Pass. There's a winter storm coming through tonight which is supposed to deposit 3"-6" up there.

Here's the question: what's the best way to know what's going on as it happens? Whether plows are working, when they've finished, whether chains are required, etc.?

Radio stations? Internet? (If so, what site?) A specific app? CB radio? Calling plow companies?

I have my ideas, just wanted to see what some of the more seasoned truckers do...

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Http://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/alerts.shtml

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Honestly though as storms progress they usually quickly outpace any system to track.

Scott O.'s Comment
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611 or 511 will give weather info and if chains are required

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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I see, thanks guys, I didn't even think of the "x11" numbers!

Second Chance's Comment
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Thanks for the post. I now know new info!

Scott O.'s Comment
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Not sure the site but a simple Google search will find live video for some passes like donner and I know you can check the feeds for i5 through and around seattle

Kieran L.'s Comment
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All these are good an of course keep your CB on and don't be afraid to ask what the weather looks like ahead of you. Someone may be driving through the exact spot you'll be passing through in the next few minutes and can warn you if there's anything crazy going on.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Chains were required on McDonald Pass tonight.

And here I was gonna say you were missing all this lovely weather.

I can tell you that last week Lookout and 4th of July were all clear...rofl-2.gif

Yeah, for sure turn your radio on. I tried to warn truck drivers of a pickup jack knife and a semi stalled out on the pass but no one had a radio. I even tried to ask the stalled semi if he had help on the way and he did not answer either.

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