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Posted: 9/5/2005 11:02:14 AM EDT
My wife and I are going to be traveling to AZ from FL, and we prefer to drive, if possible. (A trip we have delayed for more than a month, and "she who must be obeyed" wants us to get going) Our usual route is I-10 virtually all the way. However, I doubt I-10 from Mobile through Baton Rouge is going to work. Normally we'd be on I-12 for the NO bypass. ANyway, I was thinking of heading up into GA or AL from the panhandle and make my way to I-20. Then into TX, and 20 joins 10 in West Texas anyway. I am concerned about the piece from AL and through Shreveport. Is there gas? Can one get through? I know once I get to TX, there will be few, if any problems. (Damn, I wish I could convince the Mrs. to live in TX!)
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:29:34 AM EDT
I don't think you'll have any problems finding gas in AL or GA. MS & LA will be your problem areas. Why not just shoot on up to Nashville and take I-40? I would think the only problem with gas going that way would be paying for it.

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:50:16 AM EDT
I-20 is my recommendation. Gas is available in North Alabama. I'd try to gas up before and after LA, not in it.

My .02.

Link Posted: 9/5/2005 11:58:13 AM EDT
My mother and sister drove from Lafayette to Lincoln County Tennessee (25 miles north of Huntsville) yesterday with -0- problems. Gas is about .50 higher here than down there. They carried 12 extra gallons of gas in cans for just incase.
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 12:04:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/5/2005 12:05:14 PM EDT by Barrelburner]
I just from El Paso to Memphis (I-10 to I-20 to I-30 to I-40). In Texas on I-10 before I-20 signs were advising East Coast traffic to use I-20. The signs said I-10 was closed at Baton Rouge.

BTW in Texas i saw military convoys totalling about 40 vehicles heading east, and in Arkansas I saw buses running westbound with a state police escort, probably refugees from NO
Link Posted: 9/5/2005 2:37:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merlin:
I-20 is my recommendation. Gas is available in North Alabama. I'd try to gas up before and after LA, not in it.

My .02.


That's what I'm hoping. But 20 goes through Jackson, MS, and that's somewhat south in the state. Just wondering if it was too close to the coast. (Shame about Biloxi and Gulfport, I was at Keesler, and my wife liked the area. We feel for all the poeple whose houses were turned to sticks.)

ANd, 20 crosses LA, though near the northern end. Seem OK?
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