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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…

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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.…

Sinclair Travel Stop in Tulsa closes

The Sinclair Travel Stop near Interstate 44 in east Tulsa, which included a Route 66 Diner, recently closed and eventually will make way for a QuikTrip travel plaza, according to KOKI-TV in Tulsa. The station reported that tenants at the…

Flash flood washes out part of Route 66 near Ludlow

Flash flooding on Monday afternoon washed out part of the National Trails Highway, aka Route 66, near Ludlow, California, according to a weather report later that evening. San Bernardino County didn’t have that listed on its online map as of…

Santa Rosa restaurant reopens faster than expected

Santa Rosa restaurant reopens faster than expected

Instead of being closed for weeks, the Route 66 Restaurant in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, reopened July 30 in mere days after a lighting strike destroyed the historic eatery’s electrical system, according to last week’s print edition of the Guadalupe…

Incredible scenes from the Cajon Pass fires

Wildfires along the Cajon Pass north of the Los Angeles metro area are an unfortunate but fairly regular occurrence during summer, and the fires often close the Interstate 15 / Route 66 corridor for a few hours. Friday’s fire was…

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