Icy conditions could make morning commute dangerous

The SHA is urging drivers to slow down on the roadways and drive cautiously.

SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters says, "While every effort will be made to keep SHA's roads clear of ice, it only takes a small area of ice to lose control of a vehicle.  Please keep your speeds down if you must travel."

An emergency operations center is open to monitor and manage storm response across the state.

Before getting on the road the SHA reminds commuters to keep the following tips in mind:

  • Ramps, bridges and overpasses freeze first, so drivers should remain on guard at all times.
  • If your vehicle does become disabled, make every effort to move from the travel lane and onto the shoulder.
  • Remain alert for inactive traffic signals as a result of power outages.
  • Use EXTREME caution and treat it is as a four-way stop - it's the law. Remember to buckle up, "Take It Slow on Ice and Snow" and drive sober!
     
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