Just spent two grueling days trying to get back to Kentucky from
We broke the long drive in two and put it on a Saturday and Sunday
thinking somehow that would help with less traffic.
At least the construction zones would not have workers present.
Wow! No sooner than we got on I 95 North out of Savannah we
hit the dreaded slinky or inch worm. That's where the traffic is flying
along at speed limit or above and suddenly it's all brake lights in both
lanes as far as you can see.
Dead stop and then creep along- often under 10 mph! Finally it would
gradually start to spread out and speed up. We might actually get back
to normal for a mile or 2 and BAM- same thing again. Each time there
was no accident or any other reason other than just too many cars
trying to follow too close. One guy taps the brakes and they all have
to do the same.
I was hoping it would be better when we changed from I 95 to I 26 East
but after a few miles on the 26 it started happening again.
Our first 140 miles we averaged 35 MPH.
What a LONG grueling day!
Sunday from Brevard NC back to KY via I 75 North wasn't much better.
It rained buckets as we traveled around Knoxville and into southern KY.
IF it wasn't the inch worm traffic it was raining so hard everyone had
their flashers on and driving 30. Hit another bad slow down
just south of Lexington. We bailed off the interstate and took a side
road to hit 64 west which thankfully wasn't bad.
Both days took 3 + hours longer than would have with decent traffic.
This was the weekend BEFORE the 4th!!
I don't want to even think about driving next weekend!!
We had a great vacation but trying to get home was the pits!!
Gas is 40¢ more in Kentucky than SC TN or GA. Be sure and fill up before you cross our blue grass state!
We saw gas for $3.29 but had just filled up one exit back.
It's $3.82 or more in my back yard