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Driving from Portland to LA

Hi friends,

I'm planning on moving to LA from Portland this Saturday.
My friends told me I will have to deal with snow on the way (I'm an international student, just move to the US 2 years ago and have no idea what happens around )

So I rent a uhaul truck with my SLK on the trailer and drive to LA this Sunday Dec 8th.
Should I buy wheel chain? Any recommendation? (Best time to leave Portland, stop or non stop driving? How to deal with snow?)
I will be driving there with a friend so we can drive non stop.
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It's been a while, but if you stay along the coast you should be fine. Just stay out of the mountains.
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It's been a while, but if you stay along the coast you should be fine. Just stay out of the mountains.
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So which road do you recommend me to take, from zip 97202 to 91754. I'm not quite sure I know the coast road. I'm planning on just follow I5 South.
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I would suggest that you do a google map and check traffic before you leave.
Also query if there are any sig alerts on the route you select.


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I would suggest that you do a google map and check traffic before you leave.
Also query if there are any sig alerts on the route you select.
Well for that I already did google and google earth.
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Yes... just stay on the interstate...especially towing the SLK.


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Yes... just stay on the interstate...especially towing the SLK.
It seems like I should stay on the I5 for about 6-7hrs then I should change to 199s. Many ppl told be if I take I5. There's gonna be a lot of snow. Anyone has driven across west coast?
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Look up "Caltrans" for current road conditions in Calif.


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