AAA warns motorists of upcoming winter weather

Published: Nov. 11, 2019 at 5:17 PM EST
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Unofficially, winter gets under way Monday night.

Cold weather, and a coating of snow could greet motorists Tuesday morning.

And, thanks to rain changing over to snow overnight, that could mean slippery roads when you head out Tuesday morning.

Because this is the first winter event, those conditions could take drivers a little getting used to again.

AAA says that's why motorists need to slow down and stay alert.

"If you're doing those two things, and you have to react for some reason to slipping on the road," says Jim Garrity of East Central AAA, "or maybe the car in front of you having an incident, if you give yourself some space, you're in a much better position to react in a manner that keeps you safe, and others on the road as well."

Another good idea is to make sure your tires and battery are in good shape, and your windshield washer reservoir has plenty of fluid.

Temperatures Tuesday are expected to be as much as 30 degrees below Monday's highs.