I80 Donner summit this weekend

Discussion in 'Truckers' Weather & Road Conditions' started by Jxdiver, Dec 7, 2022.

  1. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    Yeah that might work. Donner was closed while I was coming down the east side that day. All truck traffic westbound was parked on 80 in Reno due to the closure. I suspect Boomtown was busy, but didn’t think of that at the time.
     
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  3. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    It gets backed up a bit. If there is still some snow on 80 around Verdi just roll closer to Reno. Plenty of out of the way places to duck into. I know easy for me to say since I am up there all the time
     
  4. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Road Train Member

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    I was part of the last group of trucks down that day. I think some gave up and stayed at the top. It was clear sailing from downtown Reno eastward. I think it took over 6 hours to get over the hill.

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  5. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

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    Some bonehead trucker forgot 'dog paws' out. :rolleyes:
     
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  6. S M D

    S M D Road Train Member

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    Usually it’s not that bad. It’s rare that it does get really bad. Then again my none bad is probably someone’s worst bad lol.
    I’ve been crossing it last 11 years and few years ago I was crossing is twice a day for 5 years.
    Been through it all.
    We do a lot of snow wheeling out on the trails. So I’m thankful for all the white powder we been getting so far.
     
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  7. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    Like you that is my/was my daily playground. I have seen plenty messed up and then just wet. It amazes me still they through the chains up when it isn't snowing and just wet not even cold enough to ice over. But then CalTrans knows everything. We also enjoy off roading in the snow so much better than when it is hot and dusty
     
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