Motorists Urged To Study Up On Winter Driving Skills

dot snow plowsNorthwest Iowa — The first significant snowfall of the season is here and motorists are being urged to adjust accordingly. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Craig Bargfrede says you should first evaluate the need for the trip. If you have no other choice but to venture out, give yourself extra time to reach your destination safely.

Here in northwest Iowa, we may get a foot or more of snow between this afternoon and early tomorrow. When the snow hits the pavement, it will probably turn to slush, and it could be deep in places. Bargfrede says slush on the road can “pull” your vehicle, so keep a good grip on the wheel.

Anytime rain or snow is falling, even during the daytime, it’s a good idea to turn on your headlights.

For the latest information on road conditions, motorists can visit 511IAdot org,  or download the 5-1-1 app on their phone.

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