Road Closure updates
Dear Rand McNally customers:
As you are likely aware, a bridge collapse in Southern California late Sunday afternoon has forced the closure of Interstate 10 east of the Coachella Valley.
Rand McNally is in the process of releasing emergency construction files for our various navigation and mileage products to assist during the closure. Since I-10 is a major thoroughfare between Phoenix and Los Angeles, traffic is being re-routed in various ways: For example, some truck-legal alternatives are 1) US-95 to Interstate 40, 2) I-8 to CA-111(SR-111) to Route 86, and 3) SR-177 to SR-62.
Here is a link to the official California DOT PDF
To get the construction update on your GPS device, you must connect to the Rand McNally Dock. To update tablets, connect to Wi-Fi. You will see the closure in the directions list on routes that include I-10. Tap the incident to detour, or tap the map to set an avoid. We will keep you apprised of changes as they occur.
The Rand McNally Support Team
CAL TRANS ALERT
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015 District: 8 – Riverside/San Bernardino Contact: Philip Havins or Joy Schneider
Phone: (909) 289-8827 or (909) 383-4631
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TURN AROUND – D ON’T DROWN!
INTERSTATE 10 CLOSED NEAR DESERT CENTER
RIVERSIDE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting motorists that Interstate 10 (I-10) closed between Route 86 and the Arizona State Line at approximately 2:30 p.m. today after a severe storm caused a section of the interstate to collapse. I-10 eastbound collapsed and the westbound direction was severely undermined at Tex Wash (Adair Overcrossing), about 44 miles east of Route 86 (Coachella) and 42 miles west of the Arizona State Line.
Caltrans Structural engineers to conduct damage assessment at the location of the collapse along with other surrounding washes and structures along this section of I-10. Once the damage assessments are complete and the repairs are determined, more information will be released along with an estimate as to when the interstate may reopen. An emergency contract will be necessary to make the repairs to the interstate.
Motorists are advised to avoid travel on I-10 until further notice and use other detours routes such as Arizona Route 95 to Interstate 40 (I-40), Interstate 8 (I-8) to State Route 111 (SR 111) to State Route (SR 86) 86 or State Route 177 (SR 177) to State Route 62 (SR
62) to access I-10.
If you plan to travel in desert regions of Riverside or San Bernardino counties, please be prepared for severe storms over the next two days. Carry sturdy shoes, warm clothing, water, a charged cell phone, and ensure that your gas tank is full. If you encounter running water – turn around-don’t drown! Two feet of running water can lift a large vehicle or bus and six inches of running water can sweep a person away.
I-10 is a major goods movement route and carries local destination, domestic trade, as well as some longer haul international cargoes. It is one of the largest arterial roadway systems to play a critical role providing “last mile” connections to regional ports, manufacturing facilities, intermodal terminals and warehouses, and distribution centers. Traffic volumes along I-10 between Coachella and Arizona average about 27,000 vehicles per day.
Follow Caltrans District 8 on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Caltrans8 or go to our website at www.caltrans8.info. View traffic conditions at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov.
Lets' put it this way....on my first trip may years ago I packed a garage model class C with nearly my entire garage full of tools. Compresor, boxes of evey electrucal terminal made, several types of tape, glues, boxes and boxes of sockets, wrenches, ( both metric and standard ) , severl types of jacks, case of oil, case of transmission fluid, flares, rags, jumper cables, flashlights galore, work lights, rope, electrical cable, cable ties, battery operated drills, battery operated impact wrenches, .......AN ON AND ON AND ON.
Several hundred pounds of tools and emetgency equipment.
Again this was a garage model capable of holding a golf cart that I filled with tools.
I got home afterthree weeks on the road and never used one thing I brought except maybe the flashlight.
Lesson learned. Now If I need something I buy it on the road of call Good Sam.