Icy roads cause travel problems, but it can be avoided with some prep.

Traveling on ice is never easy, so if you go out, make sure you have an emergency kit, just to be safe.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 6:35 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - With winter conditions still gripping the valley, the risk of icy roads is still close by.
Imagine yourself sliding off the road.

The temperatures are below freezing, and the wind is blowing. Ice is harder to travel on than snow.

"Ice, you've gotta slow down a lot faster because it's just a lot slicker. Snow, it's just...be more cautious."

Brandon Query from Durrs towing has seen a lot, and one of those things is too many under prepared people.

"Your main thing is you always want a blanket, jumper cables, ya know, ice melt sometimes helps, ya know, I mean, if you get in a spot. A lot of places, when the ice is up, you're getting nowhere in their parking lot."

But if you do call for a tow, Query says there's one thing you can do to help them out.

"Don't expect us to be right there, that's the biggest thing. Time, I mean, we gotta go cautious, ya know."

A driver wants to get to you safely, so just remember they have to drive slow too.

And overall, the one thing to remember..."Just, be safe, pretty much."

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