Thursday, January 28, 2010

Emergency Management Encourages You to Stay Off the Roads if We Get Heavy Snowfall

As we anticipate yet another winter storm, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management reminds residents to keep on hand emergency supplies, make a family communications plan (if you don't have one) and stay informed about what could happen.

Eight people died this past December during the massive snowstorm, and though this weekend's storm may not cause as many power outages, it will bring dangerous conditions.

There are lots of safety tips, but since this blog is about traffic and transit, remember this in case we do get serious snow this weekend.

* Do not drive unless it is absolutely necessary. Half of the December snowstorm deaths resulted from vehicle accidents on slick roads and motorists driving too fast. If you must drive, wear a seatbelt.

Let's have a safe weekend everyone!

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