• Erie Co. Blotter.

NYS Police Want Motorists To Be Safe During This Wintery Weather.

State Police Troop T members will be out across the region checking all major routes of travel to ensure that motorists are as safe as possible. We are asking for your assistance to make this possible. Motorists traveling in areas impacted by the snow are asked to leave with extra time to make a slow and careful drive to your destination. Take into consideration snow accumulation on the roads, the current snowfall rate, the wind, and visibility. Use your best judgment to determine if driving is prudent and allow for adjustments to your schedule to ensure a safe commute or simply avoid unnecessary travel. Keep the following tips in mind: - Get the latest weather forecast before leaving with your local weather apps, monitor radio or TV stations - In WHITE OUT conditions, turn on your Hazard or 4-way lights - Always clean your windows and mirrors FULLY of any snow and ice before driving - Keep a full tank of gas - Ensure your fluid levels are sufficient (windshield washer fluid and anti-freeze) - Ensure the spare tire is sufficient and you have the jack and wheel wrench - Use headlights at all times to increase your visibility - Drive prudently. If the conditions are adverse you should decrease your speed accordingly - Look down the road for potential hazardous Be observant - Brake early - DO NOT use cruise control. This decreases your reaction time to apply brakes. - Be aware of all EMERGENCY VEHICLES: Police, Fire, Ambulances, Town Trucks, and Maintenance Vehicles - If you do not absolutely have to go out onto the roads, then don’t 

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