Pondering a weekend trip
azw123 last edited by azw123
I need to make a run from DC to Boston to get the rest of my belongings that I abandoned when I left earlier in the year due to the covids.
However, things are not so simple. I was planning to drive up tomorrow (Saturday) and head back on Sunday. Naturally we're supposed to get a storm that'll either be a gnarly nor'easter or it'll be some sleet and crapola like that. I'd be driving my FWD MK7 Golf wagon with very new all seasons, so I mean... eh?
So... Do I head up and try my luck, hopefully getting back early enough on Sunday to avoid the worst of it? Or just save it for a different weekend. Thing is, I'd really like to have my stuff.
A photo of my buddy's 240 in Boston for your time:
BicycleBuck last edited by
It looks like the storm is supposed to roll into D.C. mid-morning. With 7+ hours of driving, you'd have to leave around midnight to make it to town before the storm.
That could be risky.
facw last edited by facw
@azw123 Edit: nevermind misread it.
I wouldn't worry that much, you'll be on the Interstate basically the whole way and they should be keeping that pretty clear.
azw123 last edited by
@bicyclebuck Yeah, I think you're right. I'd probably drive into it somewhere around Philly, depending on when I left Boston, and be in the bad stuff for a couple of hours.
Just depends if it's actually going to snow a substantial amount or if it's just going to be sleeting. I can't imagine NoVA handles a real snowstorm that well. 95 isn't great on a good day...
Shop-Teacher last edited by
@azw123 I'd send it. I drove 2wd pickup trucks on all seasons through Chicago winters, for about a decade. I still drive a 2wd truck, but I started getting winter tires about a decade ago. In the flatlands, I consider them a very nice luxury, but not essential. You just have to be slow and cautious. Start your trip with a full tank, and just in case bring a shovel and a tow strap. I only ever needed those once, and I was buried in a drift up to my frame rails.