Cyride shut down

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  1. The snow/ice is bad enough that Cyride has completely shut down service. I spent 30 minutes in my car making a loop from Haber to University to Stange and back into Freddy. Roads are slick!!

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  2. Rogue52

    Rogue52 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like I got home just in time. This has like never happened.
     
  3. DaddyMac

    DaddyMac Well-Known Member

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    There's snow and ice?

    Wow -what a difference 30 miles can make. It's just cold here.
     
  4. MNCyGuy

    MNCyGuy Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Never saw that happen in four years. Somebody is gonna break their neck walking to Freddy now though if its that slick.
     
  5. tccoach

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    Wow, I remember back in 89 we had a bad ice storm in Ames, cancelled everything...but we still rode CyRide to the mall! It must be bad.
     
  6. CycloneErik

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    What's Ankeny like?
     
  7. HandSanitizer

    HandSanitizer Well-Known Member

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    Bondurant (which is pretty much ankeny) is fine.....Nothing at all on the ground.
    I live 23 miles from Ames.
     
  8. CyCrazy

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    Ya I jumped a curb in my car about a half hour ago slicker than I thought but not terrible if you drive smart
     
  9. ISUAgronomist

    ISUAgronomist Well-Known Member

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    Feb 2007 the University shut down in the afternoon and the next whole day.
     
  10. cstrunk

    cstrunk Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. I'm a CyRide driver and we've driven through some pretty heavy snowstorms and icestorms, and still not had to shut down. I know there's been enough snow to cover the ground this evening and my roommate said it was slick outside, but it's interesting that it has been enough to shut down service...
     
  11. ChrisMWilliams

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    Question - I was planning on driving from Des Moines to Ames here in about an hour...are the roads bad enough to keep me from making the trip?
     
  12. cmoore_23

    cmoore_23 Well-Known Member

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    well im in ankeny and its not bad here but obviously its not good in ames
     
  13. Don't make the trip!!! For the love of all things Cyclones, stay home...
     
  14. abe2010

    abe2010 Well-Known Member

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    I live by West St. and Sheldon...roads have been backed up for a full block in every direction for at least the past hour...wow
     
  15. chuckd4735

    chuckd4735 Well-Known Member

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    I'm assuming 35 and 30 are fine as the DOT was out on my way home today, but inside the City of Ames, as usual, is horrible right now. I think you will be fine until you get off the highway, than take it easy...

    DOT says everything is OK on 30 and 35...Iowa DOT Travel Information Service

    However, those were last updated at 5 PM, and Ames got the majority of the snow between 5 and 5:30.
     
  16. ChrisMWilliams

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    I am going to South Duff apartments...that's where my girl lives. Are you guys joking or should I really stay put?
     
  17. aauummm

    aauummm Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that they are joking. Try calling your girlfriend to confirm the conditions.
     
  18. shaunvon09

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    I would stay put. I wouldn't want to risk anything. Depends on what you are driving too.... Seems pretty slick from just walking around.
     
  19. ISUAgronomist

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    I live out of state but have heard from family members that they have seen numerous accidents this evening. It's never worth risking but I'll let someone local give you a better update on the conditions.
     
  20. huskerman

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    wow i didnt think it was slick at all......drove home not 20 minutes ago.....
     

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