My husband will be moving on his own from London, Ontario (2 hours Northeast of Windsor) to South Western British Columbia. He knows his first night will be somewhere around Chicago and his last night will be in Seattle but we are wondering what is the best route for the trip in between given the time of year.
Google maps says the fastest route is the I94 and I90. However, is it more likely that he will have to stop for a day because of weather than if he took the longer but more southerly route of I80 to Salt Lake City then the I84 and I82 to Seattle?
For those of you who have driven these routes, which would you choose at this time of year? Which route has the highest peaks, which roads are more likely to be cleared faster if there is a storm, which route is most prone to storms and whiteouts, which has the fewest stretches of basically deserted land in case something does happen? I have checked out the average snowfall for random cities on both routes, but I think frequency and severity of storms are more important than averages. He is likely leaving around December 21 and is thinking of driving for around 8 hours per day for 5 or 6 days. Opinions?