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February 12
Driving on Snow and Ice

Road conditions are deteriorating in Wake County. The snow and ice has made driving dangerous. People should stay off the roads if they do not have to go out. For those who need to travel:

  • Have at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle.
  • Make sure your tires are properly inflated.
  • Have an emergency kit with you in case you get stuck.
  • Drive slowly. Leave three times the distance between other cars than you would during ideal drive conditions.
  • Do not brake unless you have to; the best way to slow down is ease off the gas. If you have to brake, brake gently.
  • Do not use cruise control.
  • If tires skid, take your foot off the gas and steer to the direction of the skid.

Residents are encouraged to pay close attention to the local radio and television stations for information specific to Wake County and their specific town. Anyone interested in receiving the lasted updates on urgent situations, including winter weather in Wake County can sign up to follow @ReadyWake on Twitter. Residents can also view a video of winter safety tips at the County’s YouTube channel.


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