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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Australia

    Default Driving in winter- northern states

    Hi there,
    We are looking at driving from San Francisco up to Vancouver in February/March next year, does anyone know what the conditions will be like? Also is there any chance of driving from Chicago to Toronto or will the conditions be too awful? No idea about the weather in those areas.
    Thanks :)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

    Default reality of winter

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    Both the US and Canada are places where you can travel, by road, year round. The economies of both countries depend on the ability to move from coast to coast. Not to mention, it's not like there are blizzard conditions every day from December to March! The vast majority of days, while cold, are perfectly pleasant to travel.

    Having said that, Travel when there is snow or ice is not real fun, especially when you're not experienced with winter driving. Any given day can see a winter storm, and it is impossible to know what the weather might be on any specific day 8 months from now, and thus it is impossible to say what conditions you might see when you hope to make these trips. The only thing we can tell you is that you do need to be prepared for the possibility of a winter storm, and be flexible to delay your trip for a day or two if there is bad weather in the forecast. In nearly all cases, in even the worst winter storms, the roads are clear and passable again within a day or two at most.

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