Even with plows treating roads, drivers should travel with extra caution

Hampden County

A good 4 inches of snow hit the ground since it first started snowing earlier Tuesday. The highest amount reported for Hampden County was 5 inches in East Longmeadow.  

That made for one messy evening commute, all over western Massachusetts. But it is relatively fluffy, which is good for those who have to brush their cars off, sort of like the last storm. 

But regardless of how sticky or fluffy the snow is, it’s still creating some awful conditions on roads.  

22News saw numerous plows, but some of the more local and untreated roads are still bearing the brunt of the snow. It looks like it could slow down the Wednesday morning commute as well.  

If you have to go out on the roads Tuesday night through early Wednesday morning, remember your first line of defense is to take it slow. It doesn’t matter how good your tires are, whether you have all wheel drive or traction control, you still have to slow down in order to keep safe out here.  

While some areas in western Massachusetts are seeing a lull in the snow, some are still dealing with heavier pockets. 

So, if you find yourself in a heavy snow pocket with reduced visibility, remember to turn your high beams off and use your low beams to see better, just like you would in heavy fog. 

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