Drivers Encounter Slick Roads, Rough Morning Commute
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on March 25, 2013 @ 6:56PM
Created on March 25, 2013 @ 5:30PM
One problem the snow brought on Monday was slick roads all morning long. Many of the main roads were clear by the afternoon, but that didn't help drivers on their morning commutes.
There haven't been any reports of serious injuries, and most of the accidents caused minor damage, but officers still want to remind drivers to take it slow when there's bad weather.
They said people are still driving too fast when it's bad outside causing the accidents.
Another reason for many of the fender benders is that people are tailgating the driver in front of them, and not giving them enough time to stop. Officers said people need to stay calm and slow down, even if there's only a little bit of snow on the roads.
"I realize everyone has spring fever, I have spring fever. I want it to be spring just as much as anybody, but we can't control the snow. Until then, please, everybody knows, slow down on the roads, don't tailgate people, use common sense," said Deputy Rocky Hebb of the Upshur County Sheriff's Department.
They also suggest leaving earlier when roads are bad, so you're less likely to rush to work.
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