Winter Weather Causes Accidents

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

Area officials have been going non-stop since the first drop of snow Friday morning responding to accident after accident.

"There have been a lot of accidents this morning, everyone out wanting to take a look and see the snow and the ice the roads are very icy and today we just want to encourage everyone to stay home."

Officials say this accident involving a Mustang and a Kia sent one person to the hospital and just a few feet down the road icy conditions led this truck into a tree.

"If you've got to be out, if it's an emergency and you need to be out please slow down because all it does is it takes 40 miles per hour for your vehicle to start hydroplaning, people need to start breaking a lot earlier."

State troopers urge motorists who travel to put on their windshield wipers and turn on their headlights. Other dangerous conditions drivers need to heed caution are icy bridges and overpasses.

"If they're going to have to pass on a bridge or overpass slow down to 5 miles per hour, that's real slick, you get black ice on the road."

Officials say no matter how many warnings they hand out the best way to stay safe is stay off the roads.

Another tip officials say when driving is not to second guess those traffic lights. For some, yellow means go faster in these conditions that is not the mentality to have.

Officials say even without snow tomorrow, the roads will still be slick and dangerous.

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