Winter driving, cross-country
December 12, 2005 11:16 PM Subscribe
I'm driving from San Francisco to Toronto right before Christmas. I-80 is the most direct route. How are the winter driving conditions? Would I be better off with a more southern route?
posted by PercussivePaul to travel & transportation (14 answers total)
I'm not interested in sightseeing, just getting to Toronto in as little time as possible. I will have one week to make the trip (otherwise I miss Christmas!). The drive can be done in 3 days or so in good weather so I think a week is plenty of time even if I get held up by bad weather. But I'm still a bit nervous, especially about the remote high altitude regions like utah and wyoming where I imagine I could easily get snowed in if a storm hit.
It looks like I could take the I-40 through Arizona and New Mexico etc and avoid potentiallly nasty weather, but I haven't done that drive before and it looks like it will take quite a bit longer. plus I could still always get hit by a storm in Michigan so there are no guarantees.
anyone have experience in winter driving along the I-80?
anyone know how long the I-40 route would take?
also any recommendations for checking the weather while on the road?