State Police Urge Caution as Storm Approaches
With a major snow storm forecast on one of the busiest travel days of the year, State Police are urging drivers to have themselves and their vehicles ready for the winter season.
The Chief of the State Police, Colonel Robert Williams, said drivers need to be planning ahead for any Thanksgiving related travel and keeping a close eye on weather forecasts and road conditions. Williams said, “when the storm hits, the best advice is to slow down.”
Williams said four people were killed during the four day Thanksgiving weekend last year and five people lost their lives in traffic crashes during the holiday weekend in 2012. The chief said all nine deaths were attributed to speed or driving too fast for road conditions.
Additional troopers will be working throughout the long weekend looking for aggressive and impaired drivers, and ready to assist motorists as a result of the storm.