The importance of clearing the snow and ice off your car

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We had a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain with our latest winter storm and that can make it more work to clean off your car but it’s an important thing to do. It can pose a serious hazard when your driving on the highway.

“On the Mass Pike today yes there were a few trucks that went by and I got by them because they didn’t clear things off and I could see edges of the truck there was ice and I didn’t want to be hit with it,” said Priscilla Morrill of New Lebanon, NY.

The 22News Storm Team Weather Tracker spotted some cars on Interstate 91 with the snow and ice flying off their roofs.

Snow and ice that comes off a car or truck can obscure your vision and could smash your windshield.

“I try not to tailgate and watch out for that kind of thing and drive slowly,” said Julie Blue of Amherst.

Massachusetts does not have a law as some other states do, that requires you to remove snow from your car, the exception is the Mass Pike where you can be fined $100.

You can be fined $40 for impeded operation and you can be fined $200 for having an unsecured load. You can also be held responsible if the snow and ice from your car cause an accident.
 

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