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After Siouxland experiences wintry mix on Wednesday, officials share safety tips for driving on slick roads

SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – Many parts of Siouxland saw a wintery mix Wednesday.

Icy roads made it difficult to travel, and several accidents were reported.

We have seen it all Wednesday.

Rain, snow, and ice.

And with those weather conditions, come concerns for safety when traveling on slick roads.

When you are going to work or heading anywhere just be aware that the streets might look like they are fine, but they might not be,” said South Sioux City Police Chief Ed Mahon.

Chief Ed Mahon says drivers must allow themselves extra time to travel when the road conditions are bad.

“So basically you can go slower it’s not so you can arrive there earlier, it’s so you can arrive there,” said Chief Mahon.

Drive slow, leave some distance between you and anyone you are following. When you come to a stop sign or a red light, start slowing down beforehand. And make sure your tires are in good condition.

These are just some of the tips Police Chief Mahon says can prevent accidents.

“Many times there’s rear-end accidents where somebody stopped and they were just the person was going a little to fast for the conditions and they hit the breaks and they skid right into it,” said Mahon.

Mahon says another thing that isn’t always discussed is making sure your windshields are cleared.

Not only is it extremely unsafe, but it’s also illegal in some states.

Xava Parra

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