FINALLY got under way at about 2:20, and then took until 4:00 to get through the city and onto I-57. I had given up on the original plan to get to Hayti, MO, tonight, and arrived at the fallback destination of Marion, IL, a little after 9:30. So, 350 miles down, 900-odd to go. Hoping to make Dallas tomorrow, a 650 mile trip. Much fun.
Driving in the rain at 70 mph in a vehicle originally designed to go no faster than 45 mph is INTENSE.
Driving in the rain at 70 mph in a vehicle with rotten floorboards is cold, wet, and nasty.