It looks like we are about to see two to three days of snow. They are predicting the most snow ever for Christmas and a storm like we saw back with the 1991 Halloween blizzard. That one shut the state down for almost a week.
Totally blocked roads, do make thing safe, just because no one can drive. But, before and after, there is always the need to drive safely.
Winter road tips from DPS and MnDOT include:
- Always use seat belts.
- Accelerate and decelerate slowly on icy/snow-covered roads to retain traction and avoid skids.
- Do not use cruise control.
- Do not “power up” hills, which may cause wheels to spin. Build momentum before reaching a hill and don’t stop while traveling uphill. Reduce speed before going downhill.
- Know your brakes. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of the foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal.
- Give yourself plenty of travel time. Don’t put your schedule before safety.
- Clear snow and ice from vehicle windows, hood, headlights, brake lights and directional signals.
- Headlights must be turned on when it is snowing or sleeting.
Most police officers asked say the key is usually to Just Slow Down.
For the many people traveling for the holidays, this storm will put them in other states and in very different weather conditions. It you need help along I-35, keep in mind the members of the Injuryboard I-35 Blog pack:Noble McIntyre, 1300 S. Meridian Ave. Suite 501, Oklahoma city, OK. 73108 | ph: 405-917-5200 Jeremy Thurman, 1300 S. Meridian Ave. Suite 501, Oklahoma city, OK. 73108 | ph: 405-917-5200
Schuelke, C Brooks, 1717 W 6th St # 375, Austin, TX (512) 476-4944
Mike Bryant, 1505 Division Street | St Cloud, Minnesota 56387 | T: 320.259.5414 | F: 320.259.5438
If you are in an accident, make sure to get the names of anyone who indicates they saw what happened. If you witness an accident, check to see if everyone is OK and stay around or at least give the drivers your contact information. If you are injured, seek the advice of an attorney who does that kind of work and who can explain your coverages and rights.
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