A bunch of useless crap
Published on November 22, 2010 By MasonM In Blogging

On Saturday Donner Pass, I-80 in California, was getting pounded by snow. The only route open to me to get out of the state was to go south and cut over to I-15 and go out through Las Vegas. It added an extra 200 miles to my trip but was the only option other than sitting for several days.

Nevada and Arizona were no problem but before I got too far into Utah and I ran into crappy weather. It started as rain and as I went along it progressed from sleet to full out snow. The roads were passable but very slick. The high winds only added to the fun.

I finally made it as far as Grand Junction, Colorado. It was snowing here as well. The chain law was in effect on Vail Pass and so I was forced to stop. I checked into a hotel to wait it out.

It's far too early in the year for a Winter storm of this size. It is pretty much affecting most of the Western states at this point.

It looks like I should catch a break a little later this morning and with any luck they will lift the chain law some time after the sun rises. At least I hope so. I can't afford to sit here for too long. I am already a day behind schedule as it is.

But then, I can't afford to wreck my truck either.


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on Nov 22, 2010

I saw the pictures of Minnesota.  I like snow (when I do not have to drive in it), but ice?  I guess when your career is driving, any frozen stuff is taboo.

Good luck on getting the restriction lifted!  Suppose to be in the 70s the next couple of days here.

on Nov 22, 2010

Dr Guy
I saw the pictures of Minnesota.  I like snow (when I do not have to drive in it), but ice?  I guess when your career is driving, any frozen stuff is taboo.

Good luck on getting the restriction lifted!  Suppose to be in the 70s the next couple of days here.

Thanks, 70s sounds real good about now. They are forecasting more snow in Vail later today. Winter storm warning and all that. I am hoping the restrictions will lift long enough for me to get through to the other side. Of course I'll still have to get through CO, NE, MN, and WI yet, but one problem at a time.

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