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Old 11-30-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Was told by a reliable source there was 10 rollvers, many cars in ditches and some crashes on 64/87 here in NENM. That road is dangerous enough without the snow but people wont slow down. Road is now closed for tonight but if you are driving on it slow down! I do have some pics I may post later.
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Raton NM
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Hey Brian....sure is true about that road. We have had some pretty good snow today (Sunday). A friend of ours had to go to Amarillo area today, pulling a horse trailer. She was around Clayton when a guy passed her and he ended up rolling over. Some drivers just feel that they can drive through anything, without any problems.....not so. It looks like it will all be gone tomorrow.....
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Old 11-30-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Yah itll be gone tomorow.
Even in the "storm of the century" we had a couple of years ago we had people driving from Texas and going to Texas who avoided the closed roads and took country roads instead. I think its crazy what people will do. If a major highway is too unsafe to drive what makes people think a dirt road is driveable :S

My inlaws snapped a few pics of the crashes as they drove home from Trinidad. They drove all the way home at 20MPH, I think id rather stay in Raton tbh than drive that slow. They closed the roads just after they got home. They were behind a State Trooper doing an escort.
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Old 12-01-2008, 05:36 AM
 
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Why people will not slow down is beyond me. I am driving back to NM from Illinois with snow, rain and just sloppy out I was the slowest on the road. I think it must be the age - I don't have to get there any more ASAP.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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I always have to get there ASAP but that dosent mean I actually do it. For me sence takes over before I get to the stage some of these foolish drivers get to.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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We drove past a four car accident on I-93 south this morning. You would think New England drivers could handle a little rain?
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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We left New Mexico yesterday morning. The temps were dropping and we saw a few flurries. We knew it could get bad in a few hours. I'm always shocked at how fast people will drive. Even without slick pavement, that wind can be tough.
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Tejas
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Spoke to an officer and between 64/87 between here and Raton and 56/412 between us and Springer there was 51 accidents that nite :|
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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I've driven hundreds of thousands of miles in my life and it never ceases to amaze me that people think they can drive through snow storms with no problem. I don't get it.

What's even sadder is people don't prepare when they take off on these trips. It is a must to have extra warm clothing, extra blankets. If you carry a cell phone, keep it charged up. Carrying a small shovel is a good idea. If you are going through long stretches, top off your gas tank when possible. I spent the night once in my car overnight. 30 miles east of Flagstaff, I-40 shut down due to a blizzard. I burned gas, but I was warm.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:14 PM
 
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Indeed Double, the stupidity of man will never cease to amaze me.
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