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Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

Major section of Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by January

A significant part of Route 66 in Southern Calfornia’s Mojave Desert may reopen by January after flood damage forced its closing in early September. ZachNews, based in Needles, California, reported a 28-mile section of Route 66 from Ludlow to Amboy…

Route 66 in Mojave Desert may reopen by late January

We’re now starting to realize the extent of flooding damage to Route 66 in Southern California in September. Not only do 80 miles through the Mojave Desert remain closed, but it likely will remain closed until late January — two…

Route 66 in Mojave may reopen by late November

Long sections of historic Route 66 that were closed in mid-September because of extensive flood damage may reopen by late November, reported The Press-Enterprise. The newspaper had more details about the damage: In some spots there are holes large enough…

Route 66 in Mojave may be closed for months

Severe seasonal flooding closed a section of old Route 66 between Essex and Ludlow in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, and it may be weeks or even months before it reopens, according to one news source in the area. Zachnews, based…

Baxter Springs restaurant recovers impressively after tornado

I missed this when it initially happened, but Weston’s Route 66 Cafe in Baxter Springs, Kansas, reopened just six weeks after it was destroyed by a tornado in April. KODE-TV filed a recent story about how Weston’s, at 1727 Military…

Many brick buildings in California vulnerable to quakes

After a multitude of earthquakes in California during the 1970s and ’80s, we’ve long assumed the state’s old buildings are much less susceptible to damage because of new codes. That’s not the case. The┬áLos Angeles Times reported this week that┬áthousands…

Severe storm damages Burger Hut in Needles

A severe storm that caused up to $5 million in damage to the Needles, California, included the historic Burger Hut restaurant along Route 66. The Needles Daily Star had a roundup about the Aug. 12 storm, including the Burger Hut:…

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