Pay Attention to Weather Alerts & Stay Off Bad Roads
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on December 26, 2012 @ 7:04PM
Created on December 26, 2012 @ 3:17PM
5 News is always alerting you anytime severe weather is expected to hit our area. Sometimes despite those alerts, many drivers will still hit the roads, but more than just a few will end up getting into an accident. Even in the worst weather conditions, it seems there are always some brave drivers that don't listen to weather warnings and get on the roads anyways. But drivers could be paying a steep price if they were to get into an accident.
When Superstorm Sandy dropped more than a foot of snow over parts of the area, our entire state was put under a "state of emergency". When that happens, drivers are supposed to stay off the roads, unless there is a true emergency. Even then, a ton of drivers were still on the roads, even on some that were closed down because they were too dangerous to drive on.
Emergency management officials said not only can you be issued a citation for driving during a state of emergency, but if you would get into an accident while your driving for any reason other than going to work, your insurance doesn't have to cover the cost of any repairs. That's why emergency officials are warning you to stay off the roads during bad weather.
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