I am planning on driving to Seattle from Hartford in 8-9 days from Dec 28 to Jan 5 dates are approximate, with a friend . I understand this time of year the weather can be horrendous.
Does anyone have advice for me.
Yes, don't believe it
Ignore all those who have suggested dire driving conditions. You will not be driving through the Yukon or the Siberian desert. Millions of drivers travel every section of the road you will be on.
Eight days should be a relatively leisurely drive.