FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The first significant snow of the season is finally here.
Fort Wayne’s NBC meteorologists expect the snow to continue into the evening.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has a full call-out for their crews, and although they’ve salted the roads and have plows out, some areas could be slippery.
As this is the first decent size snowfall we’ve seen this winter, some drivers will have to dust off their winter weather driving skills.
Here are some tips to remember:
- Reduce speeds. Remember, “ice and snow, take it slow.” Nobody should be driving interstate speeds in winter weather.
- Plan plenty of time to reach your destination safely and be patient. Don’t put yourself and others in a dangerous situation by being in a rush.
- Keep a safe distance. Make sure your vehicle is following at a safe distance to stop. Do not tailgate, especially around snow plows, and try not to pass.
- Pay attention. Avoid all distractions and focus only on the task of driving safely. Be aware of your surroundings, drive defensively and be alert for others who are not driving safely.
Check the current radar here.