Best Route From Anaheim To Chicago

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Steven E.'s Comment
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I am leaving Anaheim, CA thos Tiesday to take a load to Chicago. I am trying to decide the best route yo take. There are two ways to go - either follow "Route 66" (I 15 to I 40 to I 55) or go I 15 to I 70 to I 80. Does anyone know what the weather forecast is for Colorado and whether chains are more or less likely to be required on one route or the other?

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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We ( @ CRST ) Are NOT allowed on western end of I 70 period guess around Co. Is pretty nasty .....Currently we are 90 mioes from our CT fed ex drop.....parked in Newburgh NY.....I-40 all the way out to I-81 N was clear sailing. Headed onto I-84 E. To CT 15 .....Great Lakes area is under lots of snow & ice I been told ughhh

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Looking at route I think I would take I40 to Memphis then I55 north to Illinois. Depends weather on 55 I see it splits off to I57 headed same area Chi town

Know I 40 all the way to TN & Wv clear roads and weather ....It "was" trying to snow barely thru mountains of WV

Errol V.'s Comment
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I-70 through Denver goes through the Rocky Mountains. Rockies + January = snow. Get your kicks on Route 66. That includes I-44 Okie City to St Looie.

I live in Memphis, but you can pass through Springfield and say Hi to all the Primates instead.

Turtle Protege (formerly 's Comment
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When you come through St. Louis, at the interchange of I-44 and I-270, take 270 south, which will turn into I-255 that will take your across the river into Illinois and then it turns into I-55. It's a little longer but you will avoid all the St. Louis City traffic and the rather confusing set of interchanges in East St. Louis.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I just came from there and I am near Chicago now. I took the route I was given, up through Nevada, Utah, Colorado... I'm weighing around 75,000 and wishing I would have taken the more southerly route bc I was crawling up mountains A LOT!

In hindsight, I suggest taking i-40.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Up in Milwaukee right now, came through Chicago this morning and saw multiple wrecks then lost traction myself in an onramp at low speed. Figure skated for a second and straightened out slowly without brakes then kept to the active lanes.

All seems well now. I shut down in Indiana Sat for ice and wind but it's sun shine and warming to almost freezing. Come on up to the Windy City.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Ugh next fed ex load outta Keasbey NJ to Sac town another 2900 mile run lol turn n burn

PackRat's Comment
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Are you returning in that rental truck, Steven?

Steven E.'s Comment
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Are you returning in that rental truck, Steven?

Yes. Freightliner M12 106 from Ryder.

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