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  1. Default Need advice from Lafayette (IN) to Washington

    Planning to drive from lafayette(IN) to Washington,DC on Tuesday before Christmas. I am looking to leave at about 8:30 am and hoping to get there by 7-8 pm though I65 and I70.
    The distance is about 605 miles through google maps. I do not have any long distance drive experiences and a sort of worry about the winter (snow) condition. BTW, I am planning to rent a car (chevy Malibu).

    Any suggestions will be great help! Thanks a lot.

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    Default Let's hope the weather lifts a bit!

    Quote Originally Posted by kingcj View Post
    Planning to drive from lafayette(IN) to Washington,DC on Tuesday before Christmas. I am looking to leave at about 8:30 am and hoping to get there by 7-8 pm though I65 and I70.
    Dry weather conditions, that time interval is about right -- with prudent stops for fuel, food and breaks. But that is really a long, long day in the saddle. If the current weather pattern holds, it's probably too long a day. There's another band of weather heading east and it looks like might catch you on Tuesday, bringing freezing rain and/or snow. The good news is that it's worse on Wednesday, so if you can get going early on Tuesday, you might miss much of it. However, if it gets there early, there's no way you can cover that distance in less than 15-16 hours on the road and 15 hours in snow is a dangerously long day on the road. Any chance you can leave on Monday (tomorrow)?

    Mark

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