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Driving from LV to Reno

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by NandJfrmNJ, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. NandJfrmNJ

    NandJfrmNJ High-Roller

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    We'll be in LV for SB and had a wild and crazy thought of extending our trip and driving up to Reno for three days. I know it's a long, boring drive but I'm mostly worried about running into bad weather along the way. Any chance of that? For anyone who has done it, I'd appreciate your feedback. I already know about the speed trap in Tonopah.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    It can happen but not likely. On computer, check http://travelnevada.com/travel-tools/roads/ on smartphone, check nvroads.mobi Most likely any problems you encounter be closer to Reno than LV end. Currently only road 89 close to South Lake Tahoe closed for avalanche control.
     
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    It'll take ya 7+ hours or thereabouts and you'll
    have no weather-related issues, cause there's no elevations
    to deal with... straight and flat. As travelfiend said, the only area of
    concern might be 80 miles outside of Reno and in
    if the snow is fallin'
     
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    Careful might be a looooonnng trip in the Snow.

    It's a long trip 453 ish miles, a very long way if your at diminished speed because of snow/freezing roads or bad weather.
    Mapquest shows about 7 Hours trip time at Optimum speeds.
    Hate to see you spend 15 Hours on a 7 hr trip.

    Haven't made the Direct trip from L.V. to Reno, in winter via car but have driven all over Reno in the Spring, Summer & Fall.
    Many roads have the Snow tires/chains signs on them so be careful.

    The locals in Northern Nevada have snow tires & chains + 4wd, and know the spots where black Ice lurks.

    Please be careful

    Maybe as an alternative, Snow mound hop from Mccarren to Reno,
    get a week out & about $135 a person round trip on Southwest,
    the flight is a little over an Hour.

    If a Road trip is in your blood, Mid winter maybe go south, L.V. to Laughlin?
     
  5. NandJfrmNJ

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    Thanks for all the info. We've decided to do it after all. We'll definitely check the weather in Reno before we go. If it looks like snow we'll either stay in LV for the extra days or head somewhere else-maybe San Diego. It's not like there aren't a gazillion other trips to take from LV. We thought of flying but really want to do the drive once and don't want to spend the extra $ to fly (more money for gambling). We've been to Reno/Tahoe in all seasons so we kind of know what to expect weatherwise. You just never know.
     
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