The snow is on its way.
Much of southern KELOLAND, including Sioux Falls, is under a winter weather advisory on Tuesday. Our KELOLAND Weather Team says we could possibly see three to five inches of snow starting Tuesday afternoon.
Because of this chance, both Sioux Falls Police and Public Works departments want to remind drivers to take extra precautions when the snow starts falling.
Sioux Falls Police Chief Doug Barthel reminds drivers to slow down and give yourself some extra time while traveling. Barthel also passes along these winter driving tips:
- Drive with caution. Reduce your speed when snow and/or ice are present on roadways and allow at least three times the normal following distance from the vehicle in front of you.
- Always clear your entire windshield and other windows of snow and ice before driving. Use your headlights even during the daytime so that other drivers are sure to see you.
- When traveling through construction areas, be especially mindful of your speed and pay careful attention to your surroundings.
- Listen to weather predictions, and plan to leave home or work a little earlier to make it to your destination on time.
- Go online to subscribe to text, email or social media notifications when snow alerts are issued and to find helpful information regarding snow removal in Sioux Falls.