Falling temps and rain lead to slick roads

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TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Slick roads caused multiple slide-offs Saturday morning and with colder temperatures in the forecast, roads are expected to become hazardous for drivers again.

Crews worked overnight laying salt and sand on roadways, just to have Saturday’s rainfall wash it away. Slick conditions followed, causing more than 30 slide-0ffs in Tippecanoe County Saturday morning. With evening temperatures expected to fall below freezing, rain will turn to ice.

Overnight snowfall could also make road conditions even more dangerous for drivers. Police are warning drivers to avoid driving if possible.

“If you don’t need to go out, it’s best to be at home just to stay safe. But if you are going to be out, make sure you slow down and leave plenty of space between the cars ahead of you,” said West Lafayette Police Sgt. Jason Philhower.

He said it’s important to give yourself plenty of time to stop before intersections and to make sure drivers have some sort of emergency kit in their car in case they are stranded due to a slide-off.

Road crews are on standby and are expecting to be called out Saturday evening to start re-salting the roads.

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