Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 11:10:59 -0500

Author: Cliff Bettis

Subject: Re: Travel Advisory

Post:

IIRC about 10 inches.

Cliff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry DiMarco"
To:
Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: Travel Advisory


> What is the average annual rainfall there?
>
> Jerry
>
>
> At 7/8/2002 07:43 AM, you wrote:
> >Hi All,
> >
> >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
> >rainfall.
> >
> >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).
> >
> >
> >Cliff

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