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Wintery Mix Friday Will Lead to Messy Roads

ENGLEWOOD -- Right now, the roads in the Miami Valley are clear, but come Friday morning, it's going to be a different story.

We've already seen our first snow storm of the season, but this one is expected to be a little different and more dangerous.

"Create a disaster sometimes because people aren't aware sometimes when they leave or are in a hurry, and don't give themselves enough time to get to their job or wherever they're heading," said Trooper Kevin Brubaker, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Dayton Post.

The storm will start with heavy downpours, making it impossible for crews to pre-treat the roads.

And once the temperatures hit freezing, the roads will freeze too, creating ice.

"If you get caught on that and have to stop suddenly you're not gonna be stopping you're gonna be sliding," said Trooper Brubaker.

"It's crazy, it can change in a heartbeat, you gotta be prepared," said Terri Spradlin.

And be prepared to stop if something happens.

Following the car in front of you too closely can lead to a problem.

"Every ten miles an hour you increase that by ten feet, that's on a dry road, so I'd say if there is ice out you might want to triple that to give you a little bit more space to stop," said Trooper Brubaker.

City, county and state crews are on standby for the storm.

They plan on hitting the streets once the snow starts to fall.

And despite having a nice day today, we all know it's the winter season in the Buckeye state.

"I hate that those snow storms are coming but we expect it, it's Ohio weather come on now (laughs)," said Spradlin.

 
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