Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) "We ask that citizens really slow down," said Josh Palmer with the City of Twin Falls.
Snow covered roads can lead to dangerous driving conditions. Taking a little extra time when driving this winter can help prevent you from being in an accident.
"Give yourself time, when you get up in the morning, set your alarm a little earlier, leave a little earlier, give yourself time on the roads. Your vehicle won't react on ice as it will on regular surfaced roads," said Dan Heil of the Twin Falls Police Department.
Clearing the roads of ice and snow can be a tough job for road crews. The city of Twin Falls has a plan to keep the streets as safe as possible.
"The City Street Crews like I said they will go over the main streets to scrape those and keep those as safe as possible and they will lay down a gravel like substance to keep the intersections from becoming too much of a hazard during ice situations," said Josh Palmer.
The weather service monitors and tracks winter storms that can cause problems for roads crews as well as the public.
"The National Weather Service is always concerned about the safety of our citizens here in Idaho and one of the things that we do is partner with the Transportation Department to provide information for their planning purposes. As we issue a Winter Storm Watch, we are in contact with those decision makers at the Idaho Transportation Department to help them in their decision making process to when to put applications down on the roadway," said Vernon Preston with the National Weather Service.
As the roads become snow covered and slick, just remember to slow down and give yourself a little extra time so you arrive safely.