Winter weather is expected to impact the commute of thousands of Maryland drivers on the morning of Tuesday, January 6th. The New Year is wasting no time in providing Baltimore commuters with hazardous road conditions, and at The Yost Legal Group we want to ensure that everyone in the area arrives to work and school safely.
Temperatures are expected to drop sharply beginning Tuesday morning as a frigid air system known as a “clipper” moves in from Canada, bringing with it up to 2 inches of snow and heavy winds. The National Weather Service expects the snow to start around 7 AM, and winter weather advisory is already in effect for Central Maryland starting at 4 AM Tuesday morning. Most estimates expect the worst of the snow to pass through by noon or 1 PM, and while this system may not bring much in terms of snow accumulation, it will certainly make the morning commute more difficult.
Here are a few helpful winter weather-driving tips to keep in mind tomorrow morning:
Prepare your vehicle before the snow begins:
o Make sure that your vehicle’s tires are properly inflated
o Make sure your battery is fully charged
o Make sure your front and rear windshield-wipers are functioning properly.
o All of these will help to navigating through hazardous winter driving conditions.
Get a head start: Stay up to date on the weather forecast
o Try to avoid driving during the peak of the storm.
o If you cannot stay off the roads, allow yourself some extra time to arrive at your destination.
o The risk of skidding is highest during the winter months, and keeping your speed under control makes your car easier to handle and provides you with extra time to react to obstacles and other drivers.
Pack an emergency kit:
o Keep some crucial tools in your trunk or back seat
o A good ice scraper, sand or kitty litter will help you escape a snow bank
o Road flares
o Extra antifreeze
o Windshield washer fluid
o A flash light
o A first aid kit
o A shovel
At The Yost Legal Group, we know that accidents can happen even with the proper preparation. Exercise caution on the roads, especially during bad weather like snow and ice, and call the experienced Car Accident and Personal Injury attorneys at The Yost Legal Group if you or a loved one are injured in a Maryland car accident.
Contact the experienced car accident lawyers at The Yost Legal Group at 1-800-YOST-LAW (967-8529) for a free confidential consultation. If you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, we will fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
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