Drive with extra care in the snow this week |

Drive with extra care in the snow this week

With snow forecast for most of this week in the South Lake Tahoe area, driving can be especially treacherous.

Here are some safe-traveling tips from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

— Listen for radio or television reports of travel advisories issued by accredited weather services.

— If possible, do not travel when visibility is low.

— If possible, avoid traveling on ice-covered roads, overpasses and bridges.

— If you must travel by car, use tire chains and take a mobile phone with you.

— If you must travel, let someone know your destination and when you expect to arrive. Ask them to notify authorities if you are late.

— Check and restock the winter emergency supplies in your car before you leave on a driving trip.

— Never pour water on your windshield to remove ice or snow, because the glass may shatter.

— Don’t rely on a car to provide sufficient heat, because the car may break down.

— Always carry additional warm clothing appropriate for winter conditions.

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