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Old 01-16-2016, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I agree. Thousands of people drive all of these roads daily. I wouldn't pick one or another route based on anything except time.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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As someone who used to live in TN for seven years and drove the Murfreesboro to Chattanooga, via !-24 router quite often, trying to figure out what the problem with Monteagle could be? Or I-75 over Jellico or I-40 between Asheville and Knoxville which I did a few times.
Just curious!

It does not bother me at all but I live in East Tennessee. I travel both frequently and rather enjoy the scenery. In fact I enjoy driving back roads into the mountains, some real switchbacks and backwoods areas. I love the solitude and scenery up there. However if you live in a flatter Midwestern state like the OP does then those mountainous areas may make some nervous. If the OP is nervous and there is a risk of weather issues then I understand the OPs concerns. Scared drivers can be dangerous drivers, and it is wise of the OP to recognize that in themselves.
Most interstates that traverse mountainous terrain are quite tame, they are designed to be that way. Even those that cross the Rockies are not really that bad, the interstates have been engineered to make the trip as safe as possible. The biggest risk with any mountain area is weather. Rain, snow and fog are killers in mountain areas. If the OP is nervous about the terrain on I-75 in TN and I-40 in NC then changing routes is well worth the piece of mind for him/her.
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Old 01-21-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Hope the OP doesn't plan a trip South anytime soon with the weather that is forecasted....
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Old 01-21-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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A few days ago I learned I would have to put off my trip. Looks like I dodged a bullet.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:14 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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A few days ago I learned I would have to put off my trip. Looks like I dodged a bullet.

You sure did....
At the present time looks like the worst will be toward the KY boarder.
Still calling for ~2" in Memphis, 3" - 5" on the plateau and 11" in Ashville...we'll see....
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