With a significant snow storm forecast to fall on Reno this weekend, many drivers will be on the roads during terrible weather conditions. When the first significant snow storm of the year comes, even drivers experienced with operating their vehicle during inclement weather have difficulties with slipping and sliding. As the forecast foot or more of snow falls on Reno and the surrounding areas, Washoe County roads will become slicker, with more people being prone to Reno traffic accidents. Drivers across the Sierras are cautioned to drive slower and leave more time to get to their destination during this holiday weekend’s snow storm.
There are other precautions drivers can take to limit their chances of being in a Reno injury car accident due to snow. First, if there is significant snow on the ground, only leave the house if you absolutely need to. Secondly, if you must get in your car, be sure to clean off all windows, mirrors and the roof. This will enable you to see as you drive. Should you start hydroplaning, steer into the direction you are going and fight the urge of steering against your skid. Always drive slowly in the snow, as icy roads have less traction and even black ice. If you must drive on snowy roads, try adding snow tires or even chains to your vehicle. These upgrades will give you increased traction and less chance of a Washoe Valley car accident.
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