Winter Weather Travel Safety and Preparedness

Living in Kansas you may think that tornadoes pose the greatest risk to your safety from Kansas weather.  However, the greatest risk to your safety actually comes from driving in snow and ice during the winter season.  We’re not talking about the traditional blanket of snow that you can see. The true road ice hazard is subtle and intermittent icing due to light winter precipitation, events that suffer from a lack of obvious visual cues and public awareness (see image below). It is these conditions that cause the biggest percentage of deaths and injuries and it doesn’t take much to make roads icy enough for you to lose control!

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