I've googled for several days, trying to find any information I can about I-70 in January. I don't see any real horror stories, is this because they're so rare or so common? :)
The shortest distance for us is just to take I-80 to I-70 through Colorado and Utah, but as it's going to be a Dec. 31st-Jan. 2cnd trip, I'm nervous that the long stretch between Colorado and Utah could end up with us stranded somewhere.
Are they expecting major storms? Are road closures common?
Another concern, and I hope this doesn't come across badly, is that we just purchased a new car. Do they coat the roads with gravel etc. that will chip up the paint on the drive?
Our plan right now is to drive to Denver the first night. We'll wake up, check the weather report, and decide whether or not to head through Colorado/Utah or to head down to 40 and try to avoid the major weather problems. Reasonable idea? We know it adds about four hours to the trip, but getting their on the 2cnd is pretty important to us due to my job.
Thanks a ton for any advice anyone can give!