I-40 Or I-70 Decision Time

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Amber L.'s Comment
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Thanks guys!!

We are taking 40 looks like Flagstaff won't be bad mid-day and hopefully we will be just far enough behind the storm that the roads will be okay in NM. The one and only time we have been on 54 it was thru the night so I can't speak to it's beauty, looks like most of it will be night driving this time too.

Stay safe out there every one!!

Grandpa's Comment
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Be advised the elevation around the Eisenhower tunnel on I 70 is 11,000 feet and the weather can get ugly with no warning. Got chains?

I would go the I 40 route. Just keep an ear to the ground and watch for stormy weather. Before you go too far out of route speak with dispatch. They could back charge you for out of route miles.

Rookie Doyenne's Comment
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7 big rigs blown over on IE highways

Um, yeah, here's my local news..... this on the heels of reading in another thread about Jay's flip into the white wall of a forming tornado in PA yesterday..... what the weather devil is going on!

BTW Jay is recovering, his co-driver suffered a broken collar bone and there was a fatality among the winds incidents above. Be safe out there, y'all.

TCB wrote:

"I just got word that Swift Jurupa is preventing empty trailers from leaving the terminal due to high winds. Winds are about 25mph with gust up to 60-70 in some areas. Stay safe guys, especially if traveling through the passes."

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Sounds like you are a following me. My student and I are in the middle of a trip from Riverside, CA to Wasington CH, OH. Winds were strong along I-40 between Hesperia and the AZ border. They were even worse last night from what i saw on my weather app. We had warnings of snow yesterday beginning in Flagstaff, but by the time we went through it was hardly snowing at all. My student hit some snow for about an hour coming out of New Mexico. Be safe. Seeing Albuquerque as you approach it over the mountains on 40 is pretty cool-looking day or night!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grandpa's Comment
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Winds have subsided here on the CA/AZ border on I 40 Tuesday 2/11 @ 6:30 MST

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