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Driving in first week of march 2013

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Toronto, Canada
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Driving in first week of march 2013


Just wondering if anyone has driven in March to edmonton from Toronto. I am planning to take trip in 1st week of march 2013 with my wife and Two kids(4 and 1 year). Driving would be the cheapest option I found so far and wanted to get some idea about the weather and condtion of the roads. Any tips will be really appreciated. Thanks

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21. Re: Driving in first week of march 2013

Thanks for letting us know about your decision. Hope you have a pleasant trip!

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22. Re: Driving in first week of march 2013

I'd re-examine your fuel costs number 1. For us to drive our very fuel efficient car from Edmonton to Winnipeg costs about $150 in gas. That's not even halfway to TO, and not in a weighed down with people and stuff car.

Roads can be very hazardous in the prairies, and change minute to minute. Be prepared to spend a few extra days on the road in case the weather becomes volatile. Carry emergency gear and supplies at all times and do not, for any reason, try to walk to get help if you get stuck in a blizzard. Wait for help to find you. Use the CAA road reports to help plan your driving days. Let someone know your travel route and report in to them daily so if you don't stay in contact, they can find help for you.

Good luck on your journey, and please be safe!

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