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Another reminder – if you see tow trucks or people working on the side of the highway, move over to the other lane and give them room. Another reminder – if you see tow trucks or people working on the side of the highway, move over to the other lane and give them room.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Crashes were reported all over the Spokane area Wednesday icy roads.

Trooper Jeff Sevigney has been responding to calls all day.

“It was the first day of winter all over again,” he says.

And we're expecting more of this weather.

“You really need to plan ahead,” he says.

Freezing rain is what we’re expecting come Friday. That is weather that some troopers say is especially bad.

“It becomes more difficult for drivers to recognize the change in roadway condition,” Sevigney says.

Here are some things to follow when driving in this type of weather:

If it's close to freezing temps, assume any type of moisture is frozen. If the cars in front of you aren't kicking up water, there's probably ice on the road. And watch out for the shaded areas.

If you slide off the road, you can get a ticket to the tune of $187.

Troopers say just adjust your driving behavior during snowy days like this.

“A simple adjustment of speed and giving yourself plenty of distance between the vehicle in front of you, you should have no troubles driving on any of our roadways,” he says.

Another reminder – if you see tow trucks or people working on the side of the highway, move over to the other lane and give them room.

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