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    Urban evacuation/escape routes

    Are you on/near an evacuation/escape route for a nearby urban area? Has your local govt planned to handle the influx of non-residents?

    There are regional route maps here for:

    https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/eto_tim_pse.../index.htm#toc

    Atlanta, GA
    Baltimore, MD
    Boston, MA
    Charleston, SC
    Chicago, IL
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    Denver, CO
    Detroit, MI
    Hampton Roads, VA
    Houston, TX
    Jacksonville, FL
    Las Vegas, NV
    Los Angeles, CA
    Miami, FL
    Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
    National Capital Region (DC, MD & northern VA)
    New Orleans, LA
    New York, NY
    Philadelphia, PA
    Phoenix, AZ
    Portland, OR
    San Diego, CA
    San Francisco, CA
    Seattle, WA
    St. Louis, MO
    Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL
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    Sounds interesting, but Linky No Worky.
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    The links for my area still work (NCR and BALT). Maybe the others were taken down for some reason?

    https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...LT-evac-routes

    ETA - this one just worked (2238)

    https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/eto_tim_pse...tudy/index.htm
    Last edited by Bruce in WV; 03-25-20 at 21:38.
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    Not sure which is worse... how utterly SCREWED we around Puget Sound are, or the pols that choose to knowingly and willfully MAKE us so.
    You really have to ask why Conservatives have guns? Because Liberals block freeways, burn cities, throw Molotov cocktails, loot, turn over cop cars, and think this behavior is Socially Acceptable.
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    I'm not escaping anything. There is no way in hell those routes are going to handle that many cars. It'll look like that scene from 4th of July where everyone was leaving DC right before the aliens attacked.

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    Anyone remember I-26 in SC a few years back when everyone was evacuating Charleston due to a hurricane? Gridlocked for miles, people stranded on the road for days. My parents live in Beaufort and it took them 8 hours to get to Columbia via back roads. Which is why now most people on coastal SC have not been evacuating since then.
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    Yep. Got to leave a day or two earlier than everyone else. Otherwise forget it.

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    I'm far enough away from every city listed that I'm not too worried. Even if the main travel routes are clogged or blocked, side and back roads still exist. Checkpoints and barricades are more of a problem because they could easily block the most common ways out of town, and you could be on them before realizing it.

    Worst comes to worst, I'm about 2-3 days on foot away from where I'd want to be, across incredibly open territory. It'd be slow going, but it shouldn't be impossible.
    ...they should have seen that arms in their citizens' hands could not make them tyrants, but that evil orders of government make a city tyrannize. Since they had a good government, they did not have to fear their own arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha-17 View Post
    I'm far enough away from every city listed that I'm not too worried. Even if the main travel routes are clogged or blocked, side and back roads still exist. Checkpoints and barricades are more of a problem because they could easily block the most common ways out of town, and you could be on them before realizing it.

    Worst comes to worst, I'm about 2-3 days on foot away from where I'd want to be, across incredibly open territory. It'd be slow going, but it shouldn't be impossible.
    Here side and back roads would be just as quickly clogged. Probably faster since you'd have to be on them to get to the highways

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