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Where to see the total eclipse on Route 66

Where to see the total eclipse on Route 66

If you’re in eastern Missouri on Route 66 on Aug. 21, 2017, there’s a good chance you’ll experience a rare total eclipse of the sun that day. Most of the state will see at least a partial eclipse. But a narrow…

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Record quake rattles Oklahoma

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake Saturday morning that at least tied a state record shook Oklahoma and several neighboring states. The U.S. Geological Service reported the quake at 7:02 a.m. was centered about 10 miles northwest of Pawnee, Oklahoma, about 50 miles west-northwest of…

Owners of Summit Inn say they will rebuild

Owners of Summit Inn say they will rebuild

Amid the bad news about the historic Summit Inn restaurant burning down, a sliver of good news emerged Wednesday night — its owners plan to rebuild. The San Bernardino County Sun reported: But new owners Katherine Juarez and her brother Otto Recinos,…

Wildfire destroys landmark Summit Inn

Wildfire destroys landmark Summit Inn

A fast-moving wildfire in Cajon Pass in Southern California destroyed the Route 66 landmark Summit Inn restaurant on Tuesday night, confirmed several media outlets in the Los Angeles region. The Los Angeles Times posted video from the scene as flames…

Wildfires erupt near Topock, Needles

Wildfires erupt near Topock, Needles

Wildfires on Wednesday threatened resorts on both sides of the Colorado River as more than 1,400 acres burned near Topock, Arizona, and Needles, California. The Havasu News in nearby Lake Havasu City reported: — The Park Moabi Result and Pirate’s…

Much of Pacific is under water

A report of more troubles from flooding in Missouri — much of the Route 66 town of Pacific is under water, and it won’t start to recede until sometime today. KTVI-TV in St. Louis reports: In 1982, the crest was…

High water in central Missouri

High water in central Missouri

This stunning video shows the flooding that was occurring yesterday in the central Missouri towns of Jerome, Devil’s Elbow and Hazelgreen. The video, with the help of a drone, includes a lot of footage of the closed Route 66 bridge,…

Will the Mountain Springs Road section of Route 66 reopen?

Will the Mountain Springs Road section of Route 66 reopen?

As many readers know, flash flooding in September 2014 destroyed dozens of bridges and made huge stretches of old Route 66 in California’s Mojave Desert impassable for months. Fifteen months later, all of Route 66 in the desert is open…

More than 1,300 miles of bad driving

A humongous weather system was wreaking havoc from Albuquerque to Chicago — basically along 1,300 miles of Route 66. Blizzard conditions exist from east of Albuquerque to the Texas Panhandle. Interstate 40 remains closed at this hour from Albuquerque to…

A view from the Oklahoma ice storm

An ice storm struck much of central Oklahoma over the weekend. One report said about 70,000 people were without power on Sunday. Here’s a look at ice-covered trees that line old Route 66 between Bethany and Yukon, Oklahoma, near Lake Overholser.…

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