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Use caution, common sense when driving in winter

When most of us are safe and warm inside, there are a handful of folks whose job it is to head into the jaws of winter weather. These city, county and state snow removal crews face long, bitter cold hours doing the nerve-grinding job of making streets and highways safe for motorists.
The Federal Highway Administration reports that 70 percent of the U.S. population faces traveling in the snow and ice. These conditions account for more than 116,000 Americans injured and more than 1,300 killed on each year. In fact, 24 percent of all weather-related vehicle crashes ...


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