Sonora, CA — Several storm systems passing through the region have left roads in the Mother Lode wet and icy.
Causing less than ideal driving conditions, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Brad Schultz. Although this is March, Schultz is advising motorists to use caution while driving in inclement weather.
He says it is a good idea to carry chains, food, water, blankets, and a cell phone to call for help in the event of an emergency.
Schultz says that the safest place to be if your car slides off the road is in it. He reminds motorists that if they slide off the road, another car could do the same, putting the driver at risk if they are unprotected outside of their car.
When it is snowing and the roads are wet, Schultz says to take your time while driving and always buckle up.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh