Police urge motorists to drive with caution, as more snow is in the forecast

With additional snowfall expected today, the Chatham-Kent Police Service are urging motorists to use caution when driving.

“Snow on the roads may be hard-packed and slippery as ice,” police officials said in a media release.

“Or it can be smooth and soft. Wet snow can make for slushy roads. Heavy slush can build up in the wheel wells of your vehicle and can affect your ability to steer.”

Police officials added: “Remember to increase your following distance and look ahead as you drive, so you can recognize hazards with plenty time to respond. Consider purchasing snow tires for your vehicle, they improve traction in the snow.”

The Chatham-Kent Police Service reminds all motorists to drive according to the road and weather conditions.

“Slow down and be prepared before heading out by checking the weather forecast or Ministry of Transportation Traveler Information Service at www.ontario.ca/511 as highway conditions are updated regularly,” police officials added.

Environment Canada officials say a few flurries are expected tonight, before ending overnight.

There is still a 40 percent chance of flurries overnight as well.

A total of 2 to 4 cm of snow is expected to fall, forecasters added.

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