Winter Driving Safety With the Polk County Sheriff’s Department

Winter Driving Safety With the Polk County Sheriff’s Department

November 16, 2020 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Dawson Peterson (11/16/20)

Polk County, MN — We have begun to see some snowfall in our area which means that road conditions are going to worsen and at some point, the snowfall and road conditions will cause closures and unfortunately some car accidents. The good news is Chief Polk County Deputy Mike Norland wants to pass along some winter driving tips including, slowing down when the roads are icy and what items should you keep in your winter survival kit.

Another reminder that Chief Deputy Norland adds is to stay in your car if you do get stuck. Sometimes the first instinct is to get out of your car and start walking but if you can’t see the road in front of you while driving how are you going to see what’s in front of you when walking. In some cases, the best way to not get stuck, is to not even go out at all and that’s why listening to the warnings from the National Weather Service is extremely important.

If you have any further questions on how to stay safe while driving in the winter you can always contact your local sheriff’s office, or you can hop online and do some research of your own.