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DOTD reminds drivers to be cautious with threat of winter weather

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MINDEN, La. (KTBS) -

There is a possibility northwestern Louisiana will see winter weather Tuesday afternoon. With the threat, the Department of Transportation and Development wants to remind drivers to be cautious on the roads.

It released five safety tips in a press release Monday:

• Drive slowly, carefully, and avoid driving while distracted:

• Allow for extra driving time

• Reduce speeds when visibility is low

• Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles

• Look out for black ice---a thin, transparent layer of ice accumulation that can be visually hard to detect on bridges, overpasses, off-ramps and in shady spots.

DOTD emergency crews prepared roads, overpasses and bridges Monday for possible ice in order to keep major corridors open.

Real-time traffic updates can be followed on DOTD's web site, 511la.org. and also by calling the 511 Traveler Information system by dialing 5-1-1 from a Louisiana line and 1-888-ROADS-511 for out-of-state drivers.

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