Same here! I was up your way Wednesday to pick up the JD 100. Poured on us while we were on I 35/I 80 between the river & where I 80 turns west about 5 pm. And I don't like that kind of traffic in dry weather! ~~ grnspot
We probably met going different directions Wednesday then. The office where i work is just north of the Pilot Oil on Douglas.
Just as you turned south on I80/35 it is the first exit. I get off at 4:30 so would have been going east.
I never would have believed it 27 yrs ago,, but you can actually get used to the traffic. We do not really have a rush hour in Des Moines. It is more like rush minutes. If you can run 10 minutes off the hour and half hour it is nt too bad.
Which is why I arrive at work around 7;35 AM when I do nnot start till 8:00. It also gives me plenty of time to get my coffee and wear down any road rage before I am expected to be nice to people.