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Advice on Winter Driving

Advice on Winter Driving

Thursday and Friday were tough driving days with hazardous road conditions, and more is coming this winter.

Lt. Virgil Conley of the Ohio State Highway Patrol says slick road conditions should mean motorists slowing down to create more distance between vehicles.

Conley says ice and snow on the roads can be unforgiving when motorists slam on the brakes or have to make sudden stops or turns, so the key is slow down and drive defensively.

Stranded vehicles along roadways are common scenery during bad winter weather. As long as they don't interfere with driving, the Highway Patrol permits them to remain parked there for about two days.

Conley says if the vehicle isn't removed within 48 hours, the patrol might have it moved, and they will try to get ahold of you. But once moved, you'll probably get a certified letter on where to retrieve it.

 

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