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Officials say stay off icy roads

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –With the possibility of ice over some roads it is best you take extra precautions when driving.

When driving in icy conditions experts recommend slowing down, making sure you wiper blades are working and drive with your lights on.

Also it is recommended you increase your distance between the vehicle in front of you and watch out for black ice.

Transportation officials warn that bridges, ramps and underpasses are the first to freeze.

"In wintertime you got to use your head and use wintertime driving skills and slow down because there isn't a load I haul that's worth getting killed for," said truck driver Albert Ecclogson.

Albert says after spending more than 50 years on the road his best recommendation for drivers is to stay home or pull over on the side if conditions look dangerous.

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