Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

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Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:46 am

Due to rain, vehicles are not able to drive on the playa. This includes from the payment onto Gate Road.
Burners are being asked to not leave Reno for the playa. Wait until it is announced that Gate Road is open again by OFFICIAL channels.
https://twitter.com/bmantraffic
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BMIR reports vehicles on the playa in line to enter are stuck there, waiting for the mud to dry.

Scattered showers & thundershowers forecast.

On BMIR radio, we just heard thunder... (9:31am)

In other news, the Nixon gas station was out of gas yesterday afternoon.
When you do come, it is advisable to gas up before heading North from Fernley.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:59 am

BMIR (http://www.bmir.org/) announced that:

Due to the rain, Burning Man will be closed for Monday.

Vehicles on the highway North of Fernley will be sent back to Reno by the State Patrol.
State Patrol advises that people are not to turn around on the highway by themselves. State Patrol will be going down the line, and assisting a safe turn around and directing everyone back to Reno.
Only residents are allowed onto Highway 447.
Burning Man Traffic wrote:Rain continues on playa. Playa access closed until further notice. Stay in Reno or nearest city. No event traffic currently allowed on 447.
Why?
After a certain amount of water lands on the playa, it takes time for it to dry out so that vehicles can move on it.
And once it has dried out enough, they'll need time to clear the people currently stuck in their vehicles in the line to Gate.

p.s.
At BRC, ice sales only at Center Camp, not at 3:00 and 9:00.
Note: porta potty servicing trucks can't move either...
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:15 am

Video games are giving kids unrealistic expectations on how many swords they can carry.
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... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:00 am

Burning Man Traffic wrote:BRC is closed thru tonight & possible into tomorrow a.m.. Cars being turned back @ Wadsworth.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:04 am

BMIR radio may become unavailable. They report that they may have to shut down due to safety concerns (rain & electricity).
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:11 am

Hey, everyone was worried about biblical dust levels... well, hey, problem solved.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:27 am

And I assume that the Fairy Shrimp nature tour will have lots of subjects to observe.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by forty_eight » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:31 pm

I wanted to see more spazzing ... yeah yeah yeah doacracy, etc.

lol

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:42 pm

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:00 pm

Burning Man Traffic wrote:BRC is closed until midday Tuesday due to rain and standing water.
Playa is un-drivable.
Law enforcement is turning cars back.
Video games are giving kids unrealistic expectations on how many swords they can carry.
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... but don't harm the red dragon that frequents the area from time to time. He and I have an agreement.

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by homo ardentum » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:08 pm

This was around 10...and radar shows more rain now!
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Boijoy » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:24 pm

Hey, anyone stuck in Reno is welcome to camp at my place. My house is off of S. McCarren close to Whole Foods.

Send me a PM. we can even BBQ,, if you don't mind a naughty barking dog.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by shroom » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:41 pm

48_love wrote:I wanted to see more spazzing ... yeah yeah yeah doacracy, etc.

lol
lots of spazzing on facebook. if you packed for the desert i' think you'll survive in reno or the side or the road.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:46 pm

Gerlach webcam is showing it's cleared off. Note that it will take time for the playa to dry out before it can be driven on. So do not head out until OFFICIAL notice is given that access to the playa is open again.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:53 pm

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:09 pm

Minor change.
Burning Man Traffic wrote:BRC is closed until midday Tuesday due to rain and standing water.
At the request of organizers, law enforcement is turning cars back.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by some seeing eye » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:19 pm

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:28 pm

I hope it's as fucked up as possible, to scare off the half-assers and teach the others we aren't kidding that conditions in Black Rock are not always the mild calm pleasant of the last couple burns!
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:35 pm

in my humble opinion it is EXACTLY what was needed at EXACTLY the right time...
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by forty_eight » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:44 pm

as long is it doesn't create a line on Wednesday for us casuals ... can't happen to MY BURN, etc etc.

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:56 pm

for those of us that burn year round, your point is a moot one...
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Boijoy » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:57 pm

Are you there Simon? Is it nice & quiet?? :-)
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:04 pm

Now what we need is some wrath-of-god wind, in a few days, after everyone puts up their EZ-ups and flimsy shatters.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Oldguy » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:22 pm

BRC CLOSED TILL TUESDAY MID-DAY. Well, that tears it. I'll be burning in my motel room in Lovelock!
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by forty_eight » Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:22 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:for those of us that burn year round, your point is a moot one...
no one wanted my grilled cheese sandwiches last halloween, so i went back to burning just a few days of the year.

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:26 pm

Oldguy wrote:I talked with a Pershing County Commishioner who stated that a sign has been put up on east side of Lovelock warning approaching burners. He said Fernley and Reno are filling up. Good news for inn keepers.
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:57 pm

At least the playa under BRC is drying out.
People, bikes and art cars moving around.
(and porta potty servicing!!!)

Monday, 18:44.

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by Canoe » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:58 pm

Now we need time for the edge of the playa (where rain water accumulates off of the hills) to dry out so access to/from the playa is restored.

DO NOT HEAD TO BRC UNTIL OFFICIAL NOTICE THAT ACCESS HAS BEEN RESTORED!!!
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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by burner von braun » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:12 pm

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Thinning the herd ain't always pretty..

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Re: Burning Man Entry Closed (rain) - Monday 2014

Post by jimco125 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:26 pm

Gates now opening 6 am Tuesday.
Via twitter feed.

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