Are You Watching for Icy Roads?

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It’s Time For Drivers To Be On Alert For Icy Roads

With the start of cold weather in the Grand Valley, drivers need to remember that icy road conditions may exist, even if it’s not snowing.  In just a couple of hours this morning Grand Junction Police Officers and Grand Junction Fire Fighters responded to more than a half dozen crashes throughout the city.  Four of those crashes happened on the 5th St. bridge, and drivers going too fast for the icy conditions and sliding into each other played a big role in causing those accidents.  Luckily, there were no major injuries in any of the crashes.

 Drivers need to remember that bridges often become icy even when the rest of the roads around town are clear and dry.  Shady areas are also places where we frequently see crashes due to ice.  Remember to slow down and leave plenty of space between you and the vehicles in front of you, so that you can avoid sliding into other cars or objects.  Drivers also need to make sure to scrape ice and frost from their vehicle windows before they begin driving.  Drivers can be ticketed for having their view obstructed by windows that they can’t see out of.

 

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