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    Default Winter Road Trip- Good or Bad?

    Hi guys!
    I'm brand new to this forum and would appreciate some feedback! My partner and I plan on making a roadtrip in December/January- which I know is right in the middle of winter! We plan on driving from New York to Boston, possibly to Niagra Falls, Philadelphia etc. I understand that there could be blizzards and snowstorms at that time of the year. What are the driving conditions like during Dec/Jan and is this recommended?

    We also plan on driving from LA to Seattle. I believe driving on the west coast in winter is easier?

    Any tips, ideas or suggestions are most welcome! Thanks :)

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Unpredictable.

    Hello and welcome to the R.T.A forums.
    I don't think it's a question of good or bad, as long as you know what to expect, and you do. There is a risk of snow, ice and blizzard as well as crispy clear days anywhere during this time of the year but as we all know the weather is totally unpredictable and you may face disruption due to it. The main Interstates are the priority and therefor less likely to disruption.

    You will need to check the forecasts as you go and you can get an idea of what to expect from history data from sites like this.

    This link from Michael pretty much sums it up.

    And here's some links covering the West coast here, here,
    and here
    and one for luck.

    The forum has lots of info for you by way of the search button and once you have had a good look around, don't hesitate to come back and ask more questions if need be, and maybe we can help piece it together for you.

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    Default Thanks

    Thanks for the info! I'll be sure to have a read...

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    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default No problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by janny81 View Post
    Thanks for the info! I'll be sure to have a read...
    My pleasure,
    If you need any more specific info regarding your trip then be sure to come back and ask away ! :-)


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