I was asked how we drove from last years United in Long Island to La Crosse and avoid Chicago traffic. Our route was put in the July issue of the Rootes Review. Last week my brother drove the route to Long Island and said it was good except there was a short detour on highway 24 in western Indiana. He is driving the route back to La Crosse yesterday and today. He said there was some road closures in Akron, Ohio so check maps on your smart phone or the Internet for closures.