Slippery roads likely if predicted snowfall hits west central Minnesota
WILLMAR - Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling today.
Anticipated snowfall could create slippery driving conditions, said Diane Beck, a spokeswoman from the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Willmar Office.
There is an 80 percent chance of snow forecasted for this afternoon that could drop 1-3 inches in west central Minnesota.
In a news release issued this morning, Beck said drivers should be patient and pay attention to driving on snowy roads.
Mn/DOT recommends the following for safe winter driving:
* Always use seat belts, and headlights must be turned on when it is snowing or sleeting.
* Adjust speed to road and weather conditions - lower speeds minimize crashes.
* Move over one lane from any stopped emergency vehicle.
* Keep a safe stopping distance between vehicles, and leave extra room between your vehicle and
snowplows or other snow removal equipment.
* Know your brakes and how they react on snow-covered roads.
* Clear snow and ice from vehicle windows, hood, headlights, brake lights and directional signals.
* Do not use cruise-control.