In the first week of December, Southern California was hit by a winter storm of rain and gusty winds. Snow was expected to fall at elevations above 3,000 feet. The strong winds along the Grapevine were expected to reach 65 mph, causing farmers to work tirelessly to protect their crops. In fact, many area residents were unprepared on how to handle the sudden wintery storm.
Winter weather can make roads impassable, decrease visibility and create hazardous highway conditions. Even Southern California residents need to be prepared, especially those traveling to vacation spots in higher elevations in Utah, Nevada or northern California. Following are some tips on how to drive in icy and snowy conditions:
When driving in hazardous conditions, enhancing visibility is extremely important. Before departing on your trip, check your headlights and de-ice all of your windows. Tire pressure drops with the temperature, so make sure that your tires are fully inflated. Furthermore, extreme cold weather can be harder on you than it is on your car. Be prepared and do not leave home without a few blankets, food, drinks and a car emergency kit.
Serving the San Diego, California area for years, your California car accident attorney for the Gilleon Law Firm, APC can help you recover what you deserve if you have been involved in a winter weather car crash. For a free consultation, call our office today.