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Police share driving tips when traveling on icy roads

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -- With the temperatures going from the 30's to below zero, puddles on the roads from melted snow can freeze quickly, making the roads slick and dangerous for commuters.

The Sioux City Police Department shared some tips about how you can stay safe on the roads.

They say it's important to know what to do if you find yourself sliding on black ice.

Sergeant Jeremy McClure says people should be especially cautious on curves, intersections, and bridges because that's where ice is more common.

He says taking your time, and leaving earlier for your destination can prevent accidents.

Another thing to keep in mind is, don't hit your brakes hard, to maintain control of your vehicle.

And one thing people don't always know is what to do if they get in an accident.

"If you get in an accident and no one is hurt, and your cars can move, you need to clear the roadway so that way it's safer, you don't need to report every accident if it's a minor accident, however, if you feel the damage is significant enough or someone has been hurt call the police," said Sgt. McClure.

Sgt. McClure says the last time we experienced freezing temperatures, officers responded to two rollover accidents within an hour.

So it's important to take it slow.

Xava Parra

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