|Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 12:12 am: ||
For all those who plan to be at the Streets of Willow for the Inside pass, we're organizing a group dinner for Tuesday the night before...
Dinner is ON for Tuesday in Rosamond!!!
We're going to have a group dinner in Rosamond at Zuma's Italian Restaurant starting at 7. You can get there earlier, the bar is open.
It's just 6 miles from the track. Nice people, good food. We often eat there on race weekends.
Location, directions, etc at
Traffic alert for those coming to Willow Springs - check for the road closure of the 5 freeway in the Newhall pass.
Last night there was a HUGE collision in the overpass/tunnel and 24 hours later, it's still burning. The 5 is supposed to be closed AT LEAST through Tuesday and they're already reporting SIGNIFICANT damage to the concrete structure of the tunnel and thus the 5 where Northbound traffic crosses the tunnel.
You should check - but the San Diegans ought to plan on coming up the 15, Glendalians up and over the ACH route. Gonna be terrible traffic for a week or more. You Northerners are still going to see heavy traffic near the 5 and 14... check it out ahead of time.
We'll be pitting under the Glendale sunshades and will have additional shades and a few chairs and all the tools and most of the spares you will need, so come on out!!!
If you haven't signed up, there are still a few spots in Expert/Race group or whatever it's called. Beginner and intermediate are sold out.
Supposedly there ARE enough 1125R's for every rider and every session. Personal bikes ARE welcome!
|Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 07:16 am: ||
I gotta work
|Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 11:37 am: ||
It was IN the tunnel in the southbound 5 NORTH of the junction with the 14. The fire broke up the concrete, meaning the roadway over the top isn't safe. This'll be bad for a while. FORTUNATELY, it does seem the 14 Northbound route might be open this AM. Traffic is gonna be a beyotch.
From the CHP (through AP)
The California Highway Patrol has provided alternate routes because of the closure of Interstate 5 near Santa Clarita.
Northbound from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, Sacramento: Take northbound I-5 to state Route 14, continue north to state Route 58 in Mojave and head west to state Route 99.
Southbound to Los Angeles from Sacramento, Bakersfield: Take southbound I-5 to state Route 126, continue west to state Route 101 and head south.
Eastbound Route 126 to the Palmdale-Lancaster area: Take northbound I-5 to state Route 138; continue east. Another route is eastbound on Route 126, which becomes Newhall Ranch Road; continue east to Bouquet Canyon Road and then turn west. Continue west to Soledad Canyon Road, turn left and continue east to Route 14.
On the TV news last night there was STILL smoke coming out of both ends of the tunnel after almost 30 hours.
|Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 03:18 pm: ||
Well in that case....I'm glad I gotta work...
|Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 11:13 am: ||
I heard on the news last night that they should have the mess cleared up by tomorrow.
|Posted on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 04:18 pm: ||
Right now, the routing that goes North onto the 14 from I-5 is open, ditto for southbound. It might be slow but it's not blocked.
For other traffic, they'll have to be finding alternate routes.
|Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 04:04 am: ||