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Old 12-24-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Question Road conditions on I-20 through Eastland and Palo Pinto?

Anyone have an idea on how bad the interstate is east of Abilene? I know right here in town it is a mess, but I wonder if it is better east of here? I went to TXDOT for a report on conditions, but it is an hour old. Need to head into Ft. Worth soon.

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Old 12-24-2009, 01:58 PM   #2
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Anyone?
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:00 PM   #3
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It is snowing in Denton off of 35 but nothing is sticking.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
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It is snowing in Denton off of 35 but nothing is sticking.
Same thing here in Gainesville Hwy 35, and hwy 82.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:05 PM   #5
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Roads are still clear here in Weatherford.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:05 PM   #6
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Same thing here in Gainesville Hwy 35, and hwy 82.
Weatherford, snowing a little, streets are just wet though.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:09 PM   #7
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Thanks. Anyone from Eastland or Thurber?
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:17 PM   #8
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You should be good for another few hours.....its snowing good but nothing is sticking yet
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:17 PM   #9
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Thanks guys!
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:25 PM   #10
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Snowing in Palo Pinto and Gordon pretty bad Talked to Family in Gordon and roads gettin bad that way
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:26 PM   #11
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Fear caster on channel 8 said I-20 at Ranger Hill is closed down both ways.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:37 PM   #12
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Should be interesting on I-20 just east of Ranger Hill.

They have had it down to one lane each way for road work for several months. The just resurfaced the east bound side around mile markers 360-365 or so but now have switched everyone over to the other side of the interstate to start work on the west bound side.

May want to take Hwy 180 through Breckenridge and Mineral Wells to Ft. Worth.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:41 PM   #13
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Oh boy.....Ranger hill.
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Old 12-24-2009, 02:46 PM   #14
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Hey Chevy....Can I have my winch back?
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:43 PM   #15
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I think ranger hill must be pretty bad. We had to turn around and come back. traffic seems to be backed up from Ranger all the way back to Abilene.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:47 PM   #16
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I-20 was shut down and trucks just parked. I had 4 cars in the ditch here by the house on 206. Most snow I have ever seen out here at 1 time. In some drifts it is 3 foot deep.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:52 PM   #17
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UPDATED: 4:20 pm CST -- OKLAHOMA STATEWIDE -- Conditions across Oklahoma continue to develop into highly dangerous winter conditions. During Thursday afternoon, over a foot of snow and drifts as high as five feet in many parts of the state were occurring, including the metro OKC area. The Oklahoma Governor's office has issued a State of Emergency declaration for all 77 Oklahoma counties. At Will Rogers International Airport, 10 inches of snow had fallen by 4:00pm.

I-40 eastbound and the H.E. Bailey turnpike were closed, and all major interstates in and out of the metro Oklahoma City were closed off completely by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation as of 3:34pm. Life-threatening conditions were being reported all over the western part of the state, where numerous multi-vehicle accidents left many motorists fighting just to seek shelter in Siberia-like blizzard conditions. On I-40 near Hudiburg Drive near Midwest City, up to 50 cars were involved in a huge multi-car wreck, according to the OHP.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was highly discouraging any travel throughout the state, as blizzard conditions were making travel extremely dangerous, and in many cases, life-threatening. The OHP suggested those tied up in their cars to NOT leave to try and get help. The blizzard conditions could overwhelm and incapacitate in a manner of minutes. Wind gusts from 10:00am Thursday morning to late afternoon never wavered from 45mph to 60mph.

Visibility is extremely limited throughout more than half the state, including Oklahoma City. The sleet, snow, and fierce blowing winds are expecting to leave the state by midnight on Christmas Eve, but have already left a complete path of destruction through much of Oklahoma as of Thursday afternoon.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 4 for continuing coverage, and check www.4warn.com throughout Thursday for regular updates as conditions worsen this Christmas Eve.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:06 PM   #18
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In case anyone else needs to know, state troopers are turing east bound traffic back at Abilene on I-20. The are also turning westbound traffic back at the base of Ranger Hill. No travel between ranger and Abilene on I-20 until the morning they say.
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:11 PM   #19
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Roads are pretty bad out this way.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #20
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Glad y'all made it back home safely. Sorry your plans were disrupted though. We braved the highways from the Panhandle this afternoon. I knew I needed to get home by dark or the roads would be a skating rink. We made it home at the end of legal shooting time. The last mile or two, once we got off of I-20, were pretty dicey. SLICK stuff out there. It will be bad all night and tomorrow until things thaw out.
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:43 PM   #21
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It took us over an hour to make it home from church. It is normally a 10 minute drive straight up 35. Wish I would have taken my truck. Our Trailblazer sucked in this stuff. Be careful out there.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:52 AM   #22
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The sun is coming out this morning. Hopefully it will heat up the roads and clear the ice. We are going to try again around noon. Gotta see family in metromess, but not worth having a wreck. If the roads are still bad, we try tomorrow.
Thanks everybody for the updates.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:03 AM   #23
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I hope the roads clear up fast. My kids got stuck in Abilene last night. I haven't seen them in 3 weeks and was really looking forward to seeing them Christmas morning. Now I am just hoping they get here safe.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:29 AM   #24
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Hey Al.......How's that global warming thing working out for ya ?
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:31 AM   #25
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We came through there about midnight. Not much on the road and Larry's 4XFord got us from Cisco to Burleson in about 4 hours.
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