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Old 11-18-2017, 03:48 PM   #1
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I 40 in December??

We’re heading out to AZ from GA and getting a late start (just after Thanksgiving). I-40 is the route we like and also bypasses Dallas/FW area. I know that at times it can turn nasty in a hurry in spots. Does anyone have any input, ideas and/or current info to share? Many thanks.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:56 PM   #2
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You don't say what part of Arizona. Nothern Arizona and New Mexico are pretty high elevation (5000 ft + in many spots). If heading for the Phoenix/Tucson area, depending on the weather forecasts, I might consider a more southerly route, at least towards the end. Do you have a route planned yet?
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:30 PM   #3
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You are correct. An important detail. We’re heading to Mesa. As you had mentioned, I was considering running west on 40 until around Albuquerque and heading south to I-10. If it starts looking bad a few days ahead of us I guess we can go south to 20. We’re not in a big rush, but wanting to beat the bad weather and be there by Christmas.
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Sounds like a plan and you seem to have ample time to wait out any bad weather for a couple days if need be. We're in Casa Grande and I would do the I-10 route most likely.
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Old 11-18-2017, 04:54 PM   #5
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Would it not be advantageous to stop in Albuquerque to check the forecast ahead...if it's clear then continue on I-40. By going South to I-10, I take it you mean south on I-25...does that not add quite a few miles? If you need to on account of bad weather west of Albuquerque, then it makes sense, but if it's good to go, then continuing on I-40 to say Holbrook, then south from there, cuts quite a few miles, does it not?
Before you arrive in Albuquerque, watching the trucks heading east out of Albuquerque gives you a good indication of what they just drove through. If they are coming out full of snow, then you know you want to head south to I-10.
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:17 PM   #6
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we live in payson, az. we have been having a very dry season, at least so far. there is no forecast for bad weather in the 10 day forecast. so I-40 seems quite reasonable. but you can check the weather as you get closer and adjust.
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Old 11-18-2017, 06:51 PM   #7
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It's an interstate highway. The only way you're going to have a problem is if you're traveling during the middle of a storm. Otherwise they keep it pretty clear.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:12 PM   #8
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I-40 should be ok just hold your nose as you go thru Amerillo, tx.
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Old 11-19-2017, 01:51 PM   #9
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I would suggest considering turning Southwest on I30 in little Rock and follow it south to 635 around Dallas, then i20 down to I10. No construction on that part of 635 in dallas.
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I live in Oklahoma City just off I40. Generally, it isn’t a problem, but, it can also be icy. Just don’t be in a hurry. I-40 is cleared quickly. If the weather is bad just stop for a night or two and things should be fine.
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