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Slick roads come with first snow

Posted: November 1, 2011 - 8:48am

The Kenai Police Department responded to several motor vehicle accidents Monday caused by slippery roads during the first significant snowfall.

"I think it's definitely the roads," KPD Sgt. Ben Langham said. "But it's also a driver-adjustment -- it's something that happens every year during the first or second icy road (conditions) or snows."

Langham offered some tips for driving on the slick roads.

"Drivers have to remember that they need to allow adequate space in front of them," he said. "As well as go slowly and safely for the road conditions.

"I think once drivers begin to adjust to that -- we're going to see a decrease in the number of accidents on a day-to-day basis."

The Soldotna Police Department had responded to one vehicle in the ditch by press time Monday. Officer Aaron Renken also had gave some advice for handling the roads.

"Leave early for work, give yourself plenty of time," he said. "Make sure vehicle lights are on, watch out for the other person, take your time and don't take extra chances."

omorrow's forecast calls for more snow.

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