Memorial Day Snarl

Memorial Day Traffic on I-80, California

Like many, I set out on a trip during the Memorial Day weekend — my first after coming to California. I was advised to leave by 5 a.m. on Saturday to avoid jammed freeways. I got out 2 hours later than that and didn’t really face any slow-downs. On the return though, there were quite a few instances of slow-moving traffic on I-80W. The worst was somewhere near Auburn, where the additional pain was the mercury hitting 100 degrees Farenheit. I reached home after travelling an hour extra.

What was your experience?

3 Comments so far

  1. joann Landers (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 8:50 pm

    I stayed home on Monday.

  2. Victor Solanoy (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:09 am

    I stayed local as well — previous experience for Memorial Day travel has always been the same… miserable once I get anywhere around the Bay Area.

  3. randramble (unregistered) on June 2nd, 2007 @ 8:12 am

    Is this how every long weekend is?

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