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Spokane Police Receive 41 Accident Calls Because Of Weather

SPOKANE, Wash. - (Spokane Police Dept.) 

Spokane had its first significant snowfall this year on Thursday.  From 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, 41 collisions were reported in the City of Spokane.  The vast majority of these were due to driving to fast on the snow covered roads.   The Spokane Police Department is reminding everyone to follow to some simple driving tips so you will arrive at your destination safe and sound.

  1. If you don't have to drive in poor weather, then don't.
  2. Drive slower than normal.  The vast majority of accidents are due to driving too fast for the poor conditions.  Allow yourself extra time for travel in poor weather.
  3. Give yourself plenty of room and time to come to a stop.  Brake gently to avoid skidding.
  4. Keep your windows and lights free from snow and ice.
  5. Be especially cautious at intersections, bridges, and overpasses, which tend to freeze first. 
  6. Be more observant.  Watch out for others who are not following these simple rules to keep yourself safe.
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