Me and my friends are planning a road trip from Sacramento to Washington DC on Dec 23rd to January 6 , round trip . We plan to leave on 23rd and have to be in DC by noon 28th for the International studentsí conference. We plan to take high way 40 routes on the way there across by Phoenix (to pick up a friend), then go to Oklahoma City, Nashville then D.C.
On the way back we plan to go down south to South Carolina, San Antonio, and Sacramento.
We have been hearing a lot about weather disadvantages from others likes storms, and snows. Across America road trip in winter is seem impossible but this is the only chance we can make it. I heard some very bad stories about Flagstaff traffic in winter. Is it virtually impossible to drive in Snow around this time of the year? This really worry us , cause we are all international student and this is our first road trip, so we donít know much about stuffs.
Does anyone have any ideas or tips of taking road trip in winter? Any tips for driving in snow? Any special precaution we need to take, we have a 2010 Ford Expedition, and we have 8 people in the van.
Thank you very much for your help.