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Preparing For Another Round of Storms

CLAYTON -- Tonight the Miami Valley and the Ohio State Patrol is bracing for another round of winter weather.  Friday night we saw multiple cars sliding off the roads, and we are expecting more snow Sunday morning on top of with freezing temperatures we will see.  We rode along with a state trooper to see what they are doing tonight to keep your roadways safe. 

"The main things we look for are aggressive violations, speeding, driving too close, things that can cause accidents said trooper Carl Paulin of OSP.   He says those aggressive drivers cause the most accidents.Troopers are asking drivers to leave earlier and drive slower.  

"Anytime you see a lot of ice or snow you will see a lot of vehicles sliding off the roadway," he said.  

The Biggest reasons, Paulin says, for cars off the side of the road, it's not just the ice. He says he also sees cars blowing a tire because of lower tire pressure. Some cars may simply have engine failure or could have  overheated because of improper antifreeze.  

"Those are the things you want to carry: washer fluid, cold-weather gear. If you can maybe even some flairs if you are disabled on the side of the road. Also jumper cables aren't a bad idea," he said. 

The biggest problem areas for accidents are the highway ramps, especially the ramps that go over the interstate because they can get cold air from above and below so they freeze twice as fast. That's where you will most likely see the black ice.

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