Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 09:37:50 -0600
Author: Jerry DiMarco
Subject: Re: Travel Advisory
What is the average annual rainfall there?
At 7/8/2002 07:43 AM, you wrote:
>For those of you planning on driving to Boise from the East:
>The bridges on Interstate 80 just West of Ogallala, Nebraska were washed out
>this weekend. That area received (in the midst of a devastating drought) its
>yearly average rainfall in one evening! It's a little difficult to be
>precise because the rain gauges didn't go high enough to measure the actual
>Anyway, westbound traffic is detoured at Roscoe, Nebraska, to US 30 to US
>61. From there to US 26 to Oshkosh, NE and then South on NE 27 back to I 80.
>The bridges were completely wiped out (East and West bound); I would be
>amazed if they were replaced any time soon. The traffic in that part of the
>country is not very heavy so my guess is that the net delay will be an hour
>or so ( an extra 50 miles, slower speed limits and backed up traffic)and as
>I recall US 26 is supposed to be a "scenic" route (well, at least what
>counts for scenic in Western Nebraska).