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road conditions in the rockies

Feb. 25, 2011, 11:36 a.m.
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in mid may

Ill be driving the 5 to valemont then over to edmonton on the 16. what is to be expected in terms of road conditions in mid may?

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Feb. 25, 2011, 12:05 p.m.
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I would look out for zombies

Feb. 25, 2011, 12:35 p.m.
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easy peasy

That hwy 5 is a good route to take in general. No high passes. Even in the winter it's usually not too bad. If it does happen to snow in may, it won't stick around long. May long weekend is the beginning of RV season, but sounds like you'll miss that too.

Feb. 25, 2011, 12:43 p.m.
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should be ok without snow tires eh

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Feb. 25, 2011, 12:44 p.m.
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100 % chance of weather.

Feb. 25, 2011, 12:45 p.m.
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watch out for the lava, lots of near by volcanoes. also watch out for tsunamis

Feb. 25, 2011, 12:51 p.m.
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should be ok without snow tires eh

Yeah for sure.

Feb. 25, 2011, 12:53 p.m.
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ya cause there isnt any reason to have them here past end of march. thanks

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Feb. 25, 2011, 7:47 p.m.
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put the tire chains on as soon as you are off the ferry. keep them on until edmonton, also drive super slow around corners, and as fast as possible on the straights

Feb. 25, 2011, 9:53 p.m.
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Seriously your worried about may?

All seasons and cautious driving and you'll be fine. Don't give a bad name to bc ers.
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Feb. 25, 2011, 11 p.m.
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La Nina!!!

Worst winter in 55 years!!!

Feb. 26, 2011, 10:47 a.m.
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falling asleep from boredom

the biggest danger as I see it would be the suicidal unglets which are kinda like zombies only different

As dusk approaches they are on the move , you wana drive right in the middle of the road to give ya more reaction time as they dart out from either side , scan the ditches looking for headlights reflecting off eye balls and scan those reflector's on a post if something walks in front of a relector take evassive action

actualy it could easily snow in may

edit: went to a paddlefest on the kanninaskis on a may 24th long weekend … 6"of snow

Feb. 26, 2011, 10:56 a.m.
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in mid may

Ill be driving the 5 to valemont then over to edmonton on the 16. what is to be expected in terms of road conditions in mid may?

Driving conditions should be fine. Watch out for freak Winter storms, wildlife and tourons. That's a good time of year to enjoy the mountain scenery. If you're driving at night, REALLY watch out for wildlife.

Feb. 26, 2011, 11:22 a.m.
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We have a deer problem in sooke so I'm no stranger to smashing into them. They're just a bit bigger haha

Driving during the day catch a concert in edmonton head back the 1 cause it's all downhill

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Feb. 26, 2011, 12:57 p.m.
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actualy it could easily snow in may

edit: went to a paddlefest on the kanninaskis on a may 24th long weekend … 6"of snow

That's probably why the Kanfest is in August now. The 3 Rivers Whitewater Rendezvous in Pincher Creek, AB is also known as the May Long Snofest. May in Alberta sucks (most of the time).

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