Wyoming Department of Transportation
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WINTER CONTINUES - CAUTION ROADS MAY BE SLICK

Date: 01/30/2014 

10:59

For Immediate Release

 

January 30, 2013

 

WINTER CONTINUES - CAUTION ROADS MAY BE SLICK

 

Winter continues in Northeast Wyoming which can cause highway surfaces to be slick and unpredictable. 

 

WYDOT is especially cautioning motorists today as area roads are snow packed and as freezing temperatures continue the roads will remain slick and create dangerous driving conditions. 

 

WYDOT reminds motorists if you are driving in areas that have ice or snow on the road, adjust your driving to fit conditions and remember these winter driving tips:

 

  • Turn off your cruise control.
  • If you lose traction and your vehicle feels like it’s floating, gradually slow down. Don’t slam on the brakes.
  • Use caution when driving on bridges.  These surfaces are the first to freeze and become slippery when the temperature drops.
  • Slow down in advance of shaded areas.
  • Increase following distance.

 

During and after snowstorms, Wyoming Department of Transportation crews will be plowing snow, sanding slick areas and attempting to keep Wyoming highways open to the traveling public. 

 

“WYDOT is asking motorists to be watchful for our snowplows and slow down when they see the flashing lights,” said Ronda Holwell, Public Involvement Specialist for District 4, remember “plows are clearing the road to make it safer for, you, the traveling public”. 

 

Holwell urges drivers to “slow down, slow down, slow down!” Also, “Motorist need to have patience and stay with the flow of traffic, even if traffic is only going 40 mph, this will make it safer for WYDOT plows and the traveling public”  said Holwell.

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