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Wet Roadways Can Be Hazardous

Sonora, CA — The roadways are wet and possibly slick as rain did fall overnight.  Additionally, the Sierra Nevada remains under a Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service above 4000 feet through 10 p.m. Saturday. That includes the potential for one to six inches of snowfall above 4000 feet.

The CHP wants to remind motorists that with the warmer weather combined with a lack of rainfall, oils have been brought to the surface of roadways, which could be hazardous when traveling.  CHP spokesperson Nick Norton cautions, “You get the build up from just the cars everyday driving.  Usually during these storms…that stuff will come to the surface again and make the roadways a little bit slicker.”

Norton advises the key is to always slowdown in wet weather to a speed that is safe for you and others.  Additionally, remember to turn your headlights on in wet conditions, as it is the law in California.