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Safety Tips for Snow Travel

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - With snow in the forecast for this weekend, those traveling may be getting a little nervous about their plans. But from airports to freeways, there are tips and tricks for snowy weather to make sure you make it to where you need to go safely.

Snow can be one of the most magical things during the winter, but it can also be the most dangerous. If you're traveling this weekend, or at all this holiday season, here are some things you'll want to remember about how the weather can affect your travel plans.

First of all, airports. Although runways may be clear here, your destination could be snowed out. Make sure to allow plenty of ample travel time this holiday season, and stay patient through delays and cancelations as they're most likely for your safety.

And in terms of snow or ice, know that airports are staying informed on the weather with the help of the National Weather Service.

And don't forget about the dangers of driving in the snow or ice. If the flakes being to fly, start by lowering your speed, and if a whiteout happens, like the recent closures along I-70 that left many stranded, prepare for the long haul with snacks, flares, and water.

Remember that while traveling, either by plane or car, if you don't like what you see, it might be best to just stay home.

More information on driving in the snow can be found on the "CDOT"' website, and when flying, make sure to check often for delays and cancelations, and arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare.


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