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Rain, Freezing Rain Slows Morning Commute

January 17, 2011, 5:03 PM by Nicole Winters

Rain, Freezing Rain Slows Morning Commute
SPENCER, SD - Snow fell overnight in some places around KELOLAND, leaving behind a snowy mess. But it wasn’t the white stuff many drivers were fighting Monday morning. Instead, it was rain and freezing rain making for a slippery commute.

From snow and ice, to rain and freezing rain, this winter hasn't been easy on drivers.

"It’s definitely got to pay attention to the weather before you take off," Calley Schuyler said.

Monday wasn't any different for drivers like Calley Schuyler who was making the slow moving drive from Hamill to Sioux Falls.

"There’s people traveling too fast; we're definitely not traveling as fast as we would," Schuyler said.

As the rain started falling, plow drivers worked to get sand and salt on the ground. But the wet roads and freezing temps still gave drivers a tough time on I-90 between Mitchell and Sioux Falls.

"They’re icy, slushy on top, icy underneath," Schuyler said.

While it looked like the roads were just wet that can be deceptive. That's why law enforcement officials insist people need to slow down.

"They’re really slippery. It's black ice. They look wet, but yet you go to step on your brakes and you start sliding, so just slow down," Deputy Wayne Moen said.

McCook County Deputy Wayne Moen says he himself slid in a few places, but says surprisingly they hadn't had to respond to any accidents.

"It looks like people are paying attention to the roads," Moen said.

That's exactly what Schuyler says she'll be doing on her long drive home.

"We’re going to take it easy, plan to take off while it's still daylight so we can get back home on decent roads," Schuyler said.

Before you start driving anywhere, be sure to check the road conditions. You can do that at Safe Travel USA.

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