|For Immediate Release
December 20, 2013
|Lieutenant Nicole Armaganian
Predicted Ice Storm Northeast area of NH
The National Weather Service is warning of a potential ice storm beginning early Sunday morning (just after midnight on Saturday) and continuing throughout the day on Sunday. As they monitor the weather pattern and temperatures, it appears that the northeast area of the State will feel the greates effects of ice accumulation, any where from .5 inches to approximately 1 inch. As we know, ice accumulation on the roadway can make for very unsafe driving conditions. Please be aware that often times ice accumulation may be accompanied by power outages, downed wires, and downed tree limbs. Please try to avoid extraneous driving throughout the day on Sunday. If you must be on the roadways, please:
- Heed the warnings listed on the DOT messging signs,
- Please slow down: Slower speeds, slower acceleration, slower steering, and slower braking.
- Allow extra space between your vehicle and others.
- Keep both hands on the wheel and both eyes on the road. This is no time to be driving while distracted …put the cell phone away.
- And always buckle up!
If you must be on the roadways, give yourself extra time to reach your destination safely. It's not worth putting yourself and others in a dangerous situation.
at the New Hampshirte State Police believe safety is a team effort. You, the motoring public, is our leading teammate. Together we can be winners by making our highways safe during these inclement weather conditions.