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Black Ice Driving Tips

The Stormtrack Weather team said the roads are expected to ice over Tuesday night and stay that way through Wednesday morning. The winter storm that dumped 8 inches of snow at the El Paso Airport over the weekend may be gone but, it still left a mark on the Sun City.

Christian Valles has been a driving instructor for 13 years he said El Paso drivers are not used to driving in treacherous weather conditions. It’s best to stay off the roads during severe weather. If you must drive, give yourself enough time to get from one location to another. Valles said icy road accidents happen in multiples.Go easy on your brakes and if you drive into a slick spot, turn into the slide.

” Turn the steering wheel in the direction of the skid so if the car begins to skid to your right, you turn the wheel to the right. Eventually when the car slows down you will gain control of your car, Valles said. You’ll want to keep these tips in mind this weekend.

The ABC-7 StormTrack Weather Team is tracking a cold front that will bring cooler temperatures along with a few rain and snow showers this weekend. Stay up to date on the changes to your forecast by following weather team on Facebook and Twitter.

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