‘Storm Area 51’ traffic: Come in peace and come prepared

The Little A’Le’Inn property next to the “Extraterrestrial Highway” will be the zero zone for the next Alienstock festival, on September 11, 2019, in Rachel. (L.E. Baskow / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Left_Eye_Images If you are ready to come in peace, you should also come prepared this week if your plans include entering the phenomenon of “Area 51 of the storm.”
Being prepared to get there is a must, or maybe you wish you had been kidnapped by extraterrestrial beings on the Extraterrestrial Highway.
The Area 51 Basecamp event in Hiko and Alienstock in Rachel is expected to increase traffic congestion, causing long waits on their vehicles in mainly rural areas.
“We are notifying event attendees that limited facilities for bathrooms, gas, water, energy and food are available within 60 miles of the festival site,” said Tony Illia, a spokesman for the transportation department. “A lot of traffic is expected across the area, so festival goers must plan accordingly.”
To prepare for the event, last week NDOT began organizing traffic control devices at department maintenance stations in Indian Springs and Alamo, including work area signage, changeable message signs and cones.
In addition, 126 segments of barrier railings are moving from Las Vegas to Beatty for event organization and for future use by our Tonopah sub-district, Illia said. Each section of concrete barrier rail is 12 feet long and weighs around 5,500 pounds.
Gasing before going on the road is necessary. The section of US Highway 93. UU. Between Interstate 15 in Las Vegas and Rachel, with Hiko, where Field 51 Basecamp is taking place, on that route, it has three service stations:
Love’s Travel Stop: the stop is just after I-15 / EE. UU. 93 exchange. The Love’s has a full convenience store, showers and a Subway sandwich shop. Love’s has 16 bombs, so it can handle a lot of people.
Sinclair: The Sinclair station is located in Alamo, 73 miles north of Love’s station. There are eight gas pumps and a large grocery store, Great Basin Foods. Great Basin has products, various foods, household items and some tools. There is a fast food chicken place attached and also souvenirs from Area 51.
The establishment does not sell alcohol if the revelers seek to stock up on either road to either event.
Green Valley Grocery Shell Station: If motorists travel 7 miles further north, they arrive at the final service station en route to Hiko and Rachel, the Shell station in Ash Springs.
In addition to gasoline, the station also sells propane if those in recreational vehicles need to complete their supply before being parked in the desert for a few days.
The Green Valley Grocery store is fully stocked and sells beer, including lots of Bud Light Area 51 12 packages.
Again, this is the last gas stop for the walk to the two alien centers of the world for next weekend.
The Alien Research Center in Hiko is just 6 miles further from the Shell station, with the ET Fresh Jerky store just before the intersection of Route 375 of the United States 93, which will be used as a parking spot for the Hiko event .
Alienstock in Rachel is a bit more manageable, sits 45 miles away from Shell Station, with a part of the winding two-way road and steep descents.
It is also essential to have adequate supplies to ensure that the passengers of the vehicles are covered. Similar to the advice given to travelers who may be stuck in the traffic surrounding popular travel vacations, the following elements are also a good idea to keep in mind.
Temperatures will range between 80 degrees low during the day and around 50 at night. Bring enough blankets for everyone in the vehicle in the event of an unexpected stay in the desert.
AAA also recommends that motorists have the following in their vehicles:
– Lots of water for each passenger in the vehicle.
– Non-perishable food products.
– Flashlight, with extra batteries.
– A small toolkit.
– Jump cables.
– First aid box.
– Additional medication in case your group is stuck in a longer place than planned.
– Small fire extinguisher.
If you come prepared, you will be on your way to having a safe celebration of Area 51.
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