We are experiencing significant traffic delays due to slow vehicles on Highway 447. Estimated delays are up to 8 hours to reach Gerlach from Wadsworth. We recommend participants wait in Reno or elsewhere for several hours until the congestion is cleared.
For your own safety, if you’re stopped on Highway 447, please remain in your vehicle. And do not park on the shoulder of Interstate 80 — find an off ramp and park on a side road.
We will update this message with new information as soon as it becomes available.
[UPDATE: 8/31/15 2:00am]
At this time, the drive from Wadsworth to Gerlach is taking about 5 1/2 hours. Stay safe out there!
[UPDATE: 8/31/15 9:00am]
Travel times between Wadsworth and Gerlach dropped below 3 hours sometime between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. and we lifted recommended driving restrictions on Highway 447. C’mon out!
Top photo by Kara Newhouse (Creative Commons license)