Like It or Not, Winter is Coming. Slow Down
It does not look like this weekend's impending snow event will be as much of a big deal for us as it will be for northern Minnesota. Which, if you are planning on heading that way early for the holiday, you may want to stay on top of the latest forecasts.
I have always tried to figure out why it takes people so long to pick up their winter driving skills. When there is blowing snow or freezing slush, you can't drive the freeway or highway speed limits like you can on a sunny day. But it always seems to take a snow event or two for people to get a clue. I don't know why people don't add extra time and take it easy. There's too much at stake. Your life, your passengers' lives, and the lives of others on the road.
Nothing is that important to risk your lives just to save a few minutes. We tell you what the roads are like when the weather is bad. You can also dial 511 and get the latest information. And we will also tell you when school is late or closed.
A police officer told me there is nothing worse for them to do than death notifications. Except for death notifications during the holidays. And it's so simple. Just slow down.
Be safe and have a great day!