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'Slow Down': NH Officials Give What Should Be Obvious Advice for Driving in the Storm
An SUV had to be towed out after sliding off the Laconia Bypass in Gilford on Tuesday morning.
Road conditions are slippery as the third nor'easter hits New Hampshire since March 2.
The Department of Transportation said the driver of the vehicle had been driving too fast for conditions.
New Hampshire State Police said in the past week from the last snowstorm they dealt with about 235 crashes or vehicles off the road, with more of them being in the Interstate 93 area from Concord south to the Massachusetts border, the F.E. Everette Turnpike, Interstate 89 and Interstate 95.
Tips from State Police for driving safely in the snow include:
- Slow Down to a speed that is reasonable for these conditions,
- Move over for emergency vehicles
- Heed the warnings listed on the DOT messaging signs
- Give more space between your vehicle and others in an effort to give you increased reaction time.
- Don't drive distracted and wear your seat belt.
Meteorologist Joe Joyce will be live around 3 p.m. on Facebook to give an update on the storm and evening commute conditions.