According to the National Weather Service, the community of Springfield
could be seeing another inch of snow on top of the four inches that fell
Monday night. With a 30% chance of snow and temperatures dropping into
the low 20s, drivers will also have to be dealing with ice on the roads.
The adverse weather conditions have already caused traffic collisions,
school closures, power loss, and even some flight cancellations and delays.
When these types of weather conditions are present, it is best to simply
stay off of the roads. Motorists who do not know how to drive on snow
and ice could pose a risk to everything around them.
The Weather Channel put together a list of tips for driving in snow and
ice. It is highly recommended that people do not drive on snowy or icy
roads. If they must do so, however, it is best to wait until the snow
plow has been able to clear the snow from the roads. If there is ice on
the roads, then motorists should drive more slowly than usual and allow
at least three times as much room between them and the car in front of
them. Driving in lower gears allows the driver to be in more control of
their vehicle and headlights should remain on since visibility can be low.
If you were involved in a
car accident that you believe was the result of bad weather conditions, you could be
compensation. Drivers are required to exercise caution in these types of situations
and could be held responsible for driving recklessly if they caused an
accident. To discuss your case with a Springfield, MO personal injury
lawyer from our team of professionals, please do not hesitate to contact
Henry & Williams, P.C. Call our office today to learn more!