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Do I need a four wheel drive?

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Do I need a four wheel drive?

Aloha from Hawaii.... I will be going to Kings Beach on Feb. 17 for a few days of skiing. I will be driving up from Oakland in a 1998 Cadillac. Will I be able to make it? Are the highways clear enough to get this old boat up there and what about the streets from Kings Beach to Squaw or Northstar? Will they be clear? I usually only go up in the summertime and don't want to get stuck in the Caddie which is the only car I have at my access but am willing to rent a 4 Wheel if necessary. Thanks for your help! Mahalo nui loa!

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1. Re: Do I need a four wheel drive?

Well this weekend the roads are super clear and expected to stay that way. The only time the roads are not clear is when it is actually snowing and the snow removal equipment can't keep up. It's not like the roads to and around the lake pile up with snow and the snow doesn't get removed.

So the question is actually not if a car - any car - can make the drive, because surely any vehicle that is road worthy can use the roads to and around Tahoe, but will it be snowing on Feb 17th in enough volume to require cars without 4 wheel drive to have chains on the tires? Look at a long range forecast and tehn keep your eye on the weather report as your trip gets closer and you will have your answer.

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