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First off, if you don't have to go out, stay home.
Any exposed surfaces such as roads, bridges, overpasses, trees, utility lines, and hand rails will be ice-covered.
If you do have to go out, make sure you give yourself plenty of travel time.
#1. Leave hours early. Better to get there and have to wait to start your day, than trying to rush and wrecking.— Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) January 22, 2016
And go slow!
#2. Don't go above the speed limit, EVER! If you can stay below 20mph, even better.— Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) January 22, 2016
If you have four-wheel drive, you may be able to plow through the wintry mess, but that does not mean it is safe.
3. Four wheel drive does NOT = 4 wheel stop! 4 wheel can get you moving fast, which makes it even harder to stop...— Don Schwenneker (@BigweatherABC11) January 22, 2016
And as the precipitation falls and changes from sleet, to snow, to rain, windshields could ice over as you drive.
Stopped to scrape ice off the windshield... note, we started off dry, this accumulated while driving. Be careful! pic.twitter.com/6Q4mow4Zi2— Caitlin Knute-ABC11 (@CKnuteABC11) January 22, 2016
So just remember, stay safe out there!
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