I have no idea.
Like hubs, I'm more concerned for your safety. Roads are closed, there will be a lot of snow, and it will be pretty darned cold. Before you even attempt this, you'll want to research your equipment first to ensure you have the supplies, gear, clothing, etc. to do this.
Back when I was living in the south suburbs, everytime there was a snowfall, the roads closed. We lived a couple of miles north of where the countryside was, but my buddies that lived out in the countryside, like in Peotone and Beecher weren't so lucky. When it snowed, the roads closed, and no one could get in or out for days... sometimes weeks.
I vote for the cycling trip in the south or on the West coast... like from Sacramento on south to Mexico or something like that. It's more realisitic and safer.