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Old 09-10-2008, 09:11 AM
 
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I am driving to Anchorage the last week of November, moving there actually, I will be driving a large box truck. What are the highways like this time of year and what can I do to be prepared? I really need to hear from some folks who have traveled those highways that time of year. I am from the mid west so I drive heavy snow a few times each year. I don't have snow or studded tires or anything like that.
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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You can always find information on the Alcan Highway at

The MILEPOST: Alaska Travel Guide and Trip Planner - Home

How to Drive to Alaska in the Winter - ExploreNorth

Yukon Territory road reports
Current Road Conditions - Highways and Public Works - Government of Yukon (http://www.gov.yk.ca/roadreport/ - broken link)
Current Road Conditions - Highways and Public Works - Government of Yukon

British Columbia road reports
Drive BC
district=Bulkley+Stikine|Bulkley+Stikine&x=23&y=12

AAA/CAA Road reports
AMA Road Reports ® | Automotive | Alberta Motor Association
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Palmer
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All I can say is...stay on the Alaska Highway. Don't be tempted to take the Cassiar that time of year.

The links Warpt gave you are very good. He has driven the highway a lot.

Don't let you gas tank go below 1/2. Carry warm sleeping bags just in case.

You will likely be driving in snow, if you know how to control a truck in a skid, you will be OK. If you don't know...don't be overconfident or you will end up off the road.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Get some tire chains, pack a shovel and make sure your spare is good.
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Old 09-10-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Its a box van, I'd take a few spares, you never know. Make sure that the box isn't overloaded that it pushed the front wheels when you try to turn. Yes, stay off the Cassiar.
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