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Tool Concert Travel – I-90 Closed at Lookout Pass

Many Missoulians are planning to drive to Spokane today to see Tool tonight at the Spokane arena. It’s scary enough driving on the black ice around Missoula, the drive to Spokane is going to be slow going, especially since I-90 is closed at Lookout Pass.

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According to the Montana Department of Transportation, as of 7:32 a.m, Tuesday, March 4, 2014:

I-90                                                                                                                                                  
       LOOKOUT PASS                                                                                                                                   
           Freezing Rain, Ice/Black Ice, 
Road Closed I-90 CLOSED DUE TO AVALANCHE THREAT LOOKOUT PASS
 TO SALTESE                                                                                                            
           Freezing Rain, Ice/Black Ice, Road Closed                                                                                                  
        I-90 CLOSED DUE TO AVALANCHE THREAT                                                                                                           
       SALTESE TO ST. REGIS                                                                                                                           
           Freezing Rain, Ice/Black Ice, Road Closed                                                                                                  
        I-90 CLOSED DUE TO AVALANCHE THREAT                                                                                                           
       ST. REGIS TO TARKIO                                                                                                                            
           Wet, Ice/Black Ice                                                                                                                         
       TARKIO TO FRENCHTOWN                                                                                                                           
           Reduced Visibility, Fog, Wet, Ice/Black Ice                                                                                                
       FRENCHTOWN TO THE JCT WITH US 93                                                                                                               
           Wet, Ice/Black Ice                                                                                                                         
       JCT WITH US 93 THROUGH MISSOULA TO THE JCT WITH MT 200                                                                                         
           Wet, Ice/Black Ice

It’s almost like Missoula is destined to never see Tool in concert. Remember when they cancelled a sold out show scheduled for the Adams Center on December 3, 2007? We ended up having a ‘F**k Tool’ party with free beer at the Silver Dollar.

If you’re going to attempt the Thompson Falls to Sandpoint route, it’s going to take extra time. We have emailed the promoters of tonight’s Tool show to confirm they haven’t cancelled due to traveling conditions for the band and have not heard back yet. We’d sure hate for you to risk your life getting to Spokane only to find out the show is cancelled. Fingers crossed for you Tool travelers.

Local rad chick Yolanda and her freshly Kronos Kustoms Tool’ed out ride are headed out, black ice or not.

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