As of this morning North Carolina and Virginia have been declared states of emergency due to the severe winter weather headed our way. The roads and highways in these areas are dangerous even without weather condition factors, but when you add rain, snow, ice and sleet it becomes even more dangerous. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, more than 1.3 million weather related crashes happen on average each year. More specifically, 211,188 snow/sleet related accidents, 154,580 icy pavements related accidents and 175,233 snow/slush related accidents.
Wavy News released “Winter Weather Driving Tips” this morning to provide drivers with helpful tips for the upcoming days. The snow is said to begin this evening in the Virginia and North Carolina areas. Although precautions are already being taken to prepare for the winter weather storm. Make sure if you are driving you take into consideration the driving tips above.
We wish everyone safe travels this afternoon and into tomorrow. If you’re injured in an accident in North Carolina or Virginia due to the negligence of another person, we are here. Our offices are open 24/7 and we will come to you. For a free consultation of your case call 855-435-7247 or fill out our online form.
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