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Slick roads make for dangerous conditions across the North State

Caltrans reminds drivers to be extra-cautious and slow down on roadways.

Posted: Feb 26, 2019 6:52 PM

With winter storms currently pummeling the North State, Caltrans is reminding drivers to pay extra attention when out on the road.

Tuesday afternoon, a car slid off the road while turning onto the Interstate 5 south on-ramp from Antelope Boulevard in Red Bluff.

A CHP officer on-scene said the car took the turn too fast and the driver lost control, rolling down the embankment.

No one was hurt, but the incident serves a reminder of just how slippery roads can be when wet.

“As far as folks out in the rain, slow down, take your time,” Caltrans public information officer Chris Woodward said. “Don't go across standing water in the roadway if there is any kind of flooding that may come through.”

In addition to slick roads, Woodward says the wind combined with rain and snow can also reduce visibility on the roads.

Drivers are also advised to watch for debris that could make its way onto roads due to strong winds.

So they remind drivers to adjust their speed to the conditions and keep a safe distance when following vehicles on the road.

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