Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It Doesn't Snow in July - usually

Heard this story on NPR today and now I see the AP has picked it up,

Ski traffic jams on Interstate 70 are a perennial complaint from people in Denver. But the Colorado Department of Transportation says the ski jams are something of a myth and that the highway is actually more congested in summer.

The department says that traffic data show the busiest month of the year at the Eisenhower Tunnel for the past few years has been July.

But of course the number of cars isn't the only issue. It's the number of cars plus the terrible weather that makes the ski traffic so bad. If it is sunny and dry traffic moves a lot better than if it's dark and snowy.

UPDATE: Denver Post link deleted.

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