Hey everyone. I've been reading several threads on the best routes to take for this trip. Google suggests I-84 to I-80 or I-90. Based on what I've read it seems like I-90 is usually better maintained with regards to winter weather and generally an easier trip. I thought about I-5 through CA and across on I-40 but apparently that's not really less risk. I am very unfamiliar with winter driving conditions across the middle of the country. I'll be driving a Toyota Prius. Not really interested in any stops or scenery, just trying to get across quickly and without issue.
I'm mostly interested in:
Which route is generally the safest in regards to weather.
How bad is it really? Am I wrongly worried about it?
What precautions do I need to take. Do I need tire chains for the interstates?
Whats the best way to get weather/advisory info day to day while on the trip?
Any advice is appreciated (and sorry for another which way should I go post!)