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Re: 285

Postby Doctor No » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:02 pm

285's a long highway. Where are you?

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Re: 285

Postby Jim Davies » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:10 pm

Probably just end-of-holiday-weekend overload. CDOT says I-70 is moving 14 mph eastbound from Georgetown to Empire.
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Re: 285

Postby jsdratm » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:14 pm

I had massive delays on I-70 leaving Herman Gulch this morning around 11 AM. Bumper-to-bumper traffic until the Idaho Springs tunnels. It may be a similar issue on 285 since it wasn't designed for so much traffic.

Re: 285

Postby bergsteigen » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:26 pm

It's just high traffic flow... Took 2 hrs from Fairplay!

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Re: 285

Postby Yikes » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:30 pm

bergsteigen wrote:It's just high traffic flow... Took 2 hrs from Fairplay!

I thought 2 hrs from Fairplay was normal.

(sitting in Salida waiting for the traffic to die down...)

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Re: 285

Postby Tory Wells » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:30 pm

So glad I don't have to go to the mountains on the weekend. :mrgreen:
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Re: 285

Postby bergsteigen » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:40 pm

Yikes wrote:
bergsteigen wrote:It's just high traffic flow... Took 2 hrs from Fairplay!

I thought 2 hrs from Fairplay was normal.

(sitting in Salida waiting for the traffic to die down...)

Not the way I drive :twisted:

Worst is just out of Fairplay, grant, and before Bailey
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Re: 285

Postby ctlee » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:43 pm

Broke my number one, absolutely unbreakable rule today--climbed a 14er on a holiday-Bierstadt no less-it was for a friend's first fourteener, but I digress--discovered Frontage Rd. today--just never thought it would be worth it but I was buzzing by the standstill I-70 traffic-got on in Idaho Springs where it was a little slow until the tunnels but this was at 1230--I imagine it's pure hell by now.
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Re: 285

Postby Brian Thomas » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:02 pm

Zero traffic coming back from Indian Peaks Wilderness via Route 72 two hours ago \:D/
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Re: 285

Postby cougar » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:29 pm

construction on Kenosha Pass with ~15 minute delays when there's no traffic, full lane closure both ways at times. Same thing on some other passes like McClure.

Re: 285

Postby Somewhat of a Prick » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:33 pm

Fletch wrote:Oh, and I hate RVs. Hate 'em. Just buy a freaking vacation home already.

I LOVE when they get a nice tail of about 15-20 cars piled up behind them and they REFUSE to pull over and let everyone go. I love being at their mercy.

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Re: 285

Postby thompsonmike » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:47 pm

HAH! See, you guys do drive slow in this state! :lol:

I learned that if you want to come home from the mountains you have two choices: 1) Leave at 10am and get home at 9pm 2) Leave at 7pm and get home at 9pm.

Can you blame the people for going up there though? :-D



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