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Highway Patrol Ride Along

The worst of the storm may be over for our area but that doesn't mean it's safe to hit the roads, just yet.

The Highway Patrol is issuing a warning tonight, saying the roads may look like they're back to normal but looks can be deceiving. 

If you're thinking about venturing out on the roadways you'll notice some slush and snow, but for the most part things look fine.

Officers say this can give drivers a false sense of security, and just a couple of hours ago they told us roads are still considered dangerous.

Sgt. Craig Harris, NC Highway Patrol, "we recommend people just stay home."

We hit the road with Highway Patrol Sergeant Craig Harris to find out why he's still warning drivers to think twice before venturing out.

The roads are wet, so the biggest problems are speed and distance.  Sgt. Craig Harris, "not having enough following distance, not having enough time to react."

If temperatures drop, roads freeze, making them even more dangerous for commuters.

One tip from troopers, don't follow in those tracks you see.  Sgt. Craig Harris, "you can follow those tracks just, you know, take it slow and be careful but fresh snow you're going to get more traction on." 

 



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