Does anybody go up over the top on the hazmat route or does that even save time? I know the road conditions on that route can be brutal?....
Yep. Many people will use this route if traffic is fucked and they are smart. (however in really shit conditions I wouldnt do it unless forced) Even though it closes to weather often, the tunnel also gets all fucked sometimes in weather, so they divert traffic over the pass. I've been on it in a blizzard when it was previously closed but a hazmat crashed in the tunnel so they had to close I70, reopen 6 and divert everyone over it in a snowstorm.
In good weather its the best route (6) to Denver for Keystone(not by much) and particularly A-basin.
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