Recommendations for driving in the snow or ice
OTTUMWA, Iowa —
After a mild winter start, the heartland is expected to get some snow this weekend.
To avoid accidents, experts recommend driving slower and with caution if there is snow or ice on the roads.
Sudden drops in temperatures also produce black ice.
This is a transparent and hard to see frozen glaze. Experts say coasting, downshifting or using the ABS brakes can help prevent an accident.
Experts gave us some recommendations in case you get stuck due to cold temperatures.
If you do get stranded in frozen conditions, try to get off the road if you can, turn on your hazard lights, call 911 for help and don’t forget to look around for on-coming traffic.
Experts also recommended having a first- aid kit and emergency supplies like jumper cables, a windshield scraper and blankets and extra warm clothing.