Friday, January 13, 2017

Icy Conditions Persist

Metamora Herald, Icy conditions persist

 Icy conditions that began earlier in the week have continued due to below freezing temperatures. With temps set to increase by Monday, another storm could be on its way bringing with it even more precipitation. Be sure to check our weather page for the latest information.
 Please remember to drive carefully in the dangerous weather conditions we face here in Central Illinois. Below are some tips from AAA on winter weather precautions.

  • Avoid driving while you’re fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks.
  • Never run a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage.
  • Make certain your tires are properly inflated.
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full.
  • If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.
  • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand).
  • Always look and steer where you want to go.
  • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle.

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