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How To Drive In Snowy Weather

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Some weather forecasts call for snow to fall in the D.C. region Saturday night and Sunday. Here are some tips for how to drive around in winter weather:

If you remember one thing and one thing only, remember this: slow down.

"Anytime we begin to get into slippery weather, you need to slow down, add a lot of space between you and other cars," says Lon Anderson, a spokesman with the local AAA bureau.

He says even a small amount of snow can make things dangerous, because melting and refreezing leads to icy roads.

"If it gets icy, just stop driving," Anderson says. "Cars aren't made to drive on ice, period."

Anderson also says preparing before you get in the car is important. He says during winter, every driver should have on hand some extra windshield wiper fluid, kitty litter and a warm blanket -- just in case.

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