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Tips to stay safe during snowy driving

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indiana State Police is reminding drivers to stay safe with snow predicted for Tuesday’s morning commute.

Sgt. John Perrine tweeted out the following tips:

Some other tips from Indiana State Police include:

Beware of bridges, underpasses, overpasses and shaded areas and intersections where ice is slow to melt

  • When braking on ice, apply gentle, but firm pressure without locking your brakes
  • And if you do start to slide, release your brakes and steer your car in the direction you are sliding.

If you happen to get stranded:

  • Do not leave your car
  • Tie a brightly colored cloth to your antenna -Roll down a window a small amount
  • Don’t panic! If your car is idling, it will only use one gallon of gas per hour

To report road conditions, call INDOT at 1-800-261-7623.