(RNN) – People experiencing the wintry weather, especially those in the South, are seeing the downside of driving on icy, wet roads.
Road closures, crashes and business and school cancellations have resulted from a mix of freezing rain and sleet falling as far south as the Gulf Coast.
But if conditions allow you to reach a store or gas station to stock up on things you may need to ride out the storm, it’s best to do so before it’s too late.
AAA suggests keeping vehicles’ gas tanks at least half full during the winter, not so much in the event of an evacuation, but because it better protects gas lines from freezing up.
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