Question!Northern Cali drivers going up this crazy week: two years I went up for New Years eve and on the way back I had to detour to the 101 due to snow on the grapevine. Took us 16 hours to get home. Being said that, is there gonna be a lot of traffic going up? We thinking of driving down Monday morning maybe Sunday. Any tips or suggestions?
I'd just keep checking the Caltrans website and make the call right before you leave. 101 only takes an extra hour or so (from where we live in the East Bay). We've been half way down on 5 and the grapevine closed, thankfully it opened back up by the time we got there, but with the 30mph we were driving, 101 would have been just as fast and not as dangerous. - Linzee
515.9 #226 9:02PM
Jet Blue! They have killer deals quite often. - KissDclown 1088.1 #77 9:53PM
and most of the time you can fly cheaper then the cost of gas with them - KissDclown 1088.1 #77 9:57PM
I always carry chains in the winter. - sewgirl
340.5 #429 9:12PM
We had that happen to us to! It look us like 12 hours to get to San Jose because of the grapevine snow! Hopefully that doesn't happen again this year, we are driving down Monday also, and normally it is not that crazy! - MagicalMadMadam
230.1 #1238 10:35PM
@ChurroVonCinnamon I've lived in SJ my whole life, and actually still work there. I just moved to Santa Cruz though.
@TinkerSchelle Thats not too far from where my Aunt lives in Mountain House!
@AdventurerEnDisneylandia Are you going to the Walt Disney Museum meet up? I wanted to go but I work! - MagicalMadMadam 230.1 #1238 11:35PM
Also download the app Waze. It shows real time traffic updates posted by people in the community. It's been pretty accurate for me so far. - ZeeAlice
468.8 #260 12:38AM
Oh cool I try using another one and it'll show green but there's traffic. Ill try that one - MarshaMouse 2835.5 #15 7:14AM
I love Waze! Only problem I've had with it is it's tried sending me down streets that don't exist before. But then that was in the desert when I worked APS. Otherwise in civilization it's great haha the fun part is during holidays when you get road goodies and collect points. It's also backed by ABC7 - KissDclown 1088.1 #77 7:19AM
Waze is a great App. Be sure to plug in your car charger when you use it! - Song 875.7 #103 10:12AM
For those NorCal travelers... Grapevine is clear for cars but heavy traffic half way through and we are getting rain/hail at Lower elevations and snow higher up. - KylaShea
533.2 #214 2:44PM
This is getting wierd! Great minds-teehee! I KNEW I liked you-haha! - TinkerSchelle 643.2 #167 3:22PM
So now if I say 'yikes! Be safe' it's gonna look like I copied, right? Oh heck. Yikes! Be safe! Hopefully it blows through quickly. That's the kind of stuff I do not like Driving through. - meridafan 1034.9 #83 3:27PM
You are safe Meridafan! You didn't do it at exactly the same time😊 I know-scary huh? - TinkerSchelle 643.2 #167 3:33PM
Thanks for the weather updates!
875.7 #103 10:13AM
oo... I am glad I came back yesterday. I sailed all the way up North I5 and over the grapevine without any issue. Southbound seemed a little congested. - MrsMears
212.1 #1451 1:00PM
1/7/13---Hey guys, be careful traveling through today. Currently, cops are pacing traffic through the grapevine due to fog. Apparently you can only see 20 feet in front of you - KylaShea
533.2 #214 6:48AM