It is the first snow fall of the year, but many of us still have places to go.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has some tips for drivers who still need to brave the cold for their daily commute.
According to the sheriff’s office, it is important to take your time and to allow extra distance between vehicles while driving. However, accidents do happen in this weather, so it is smart to have a contingency plan.
“Letting someone know that you’re on your way, in case you run into a problem in between there. Packing stuff into a vehicle — as far as you would need: coats, maybe water and things along those lines,” said Deputy 1st Class Carly Hose. “In case you were to get stranded, make sure you have a fully charged cellphone, it could be helpful as well.”
The sheriff’s office also notes that the simplest way to stay safe during these icy conditions is to stay at home.