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Driving Tips for Winter Weather

The McHenry County Sheriff's Department provides the following tips for winter driving.

Driving Tips for Winter Weather

The McHenry County Sheriff's Department provides the following reminders and tips for driving safely during winter weather. 

  • Watch out for blowing and drifting snow on the roadways. This occurs especially in rural areas where there is nothing to slow down the strong winds. 
  • Please SLOW DOWN and watch out for black ice: drive at slow speeds as you may come across unsafe road conditions. 
  • Consider turning on your headlights or parking lights to make you more visible. 
  • Please be aware of other drivers on the roadway and use defensive driving tactics. 
  • Consider staying home if you do not have to be on the roadways. 
  • Travel during winter months with plenty of fuel in your tank and extra warm clothes. 
  • Please allow snow plow drivers room to work clearing the roadways. 
  • In an event of an emergency please call 911 for assistance.

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