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Can I drive across the rocky mountains in mid-April, without snow tires?

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I haven't been able to find much information about driving across the rockies in spring time...
I drove from southwestern ontario, to vancouver island (ferry involved of course!) in the beginning of September 2012.
Due to inconvenient circumstances, I need to head back to Ontario, ASAP.. I have a good set of all season tires on my 1999 toyota camry. Purchasing new snow tires out here, isn't at all in my dwindling budget.
I understand that global warming has been influencing early melts, and early springs for the past few years, but I can't seem to find any recent information.
Ideally, I'd like to start the drive the 2nd weekend in april..
I'm looking for someone who has recent first hand experience with this stretch of the highway at this time of year.
I'm not expecting a carefree, leisurely drive, but I'm not into risking my life either.
I'm not a speeder or a careless driver...
Northern Ontario will be a whole different story, but if I can make it across the mountains, I can stay with family in Alberta until the rest of the highway has melted a bit more.
If you consider this stretch of the rockies impassable without snow tires in mid-april... when do you suggest the earliest I could try?

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