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Las Vegas Snow 2019: Follow these tips to survive black ice on roads

Updated February 20, 2019 - 11:24 pm

Las Vegas saw some significant snow from a winter storm Wednesday night. But many valley drivers may not be used to seeing a dangerous road condition called black ice.

The Nevada Department of Transportation offers these tips on what to do if you encounter black ice while driving:

— Don’t panic or overreact.

— Allow the vehicle to pass over the ice and avoid abruptly hitting the brakes.

— Try to keep the steering wheel straight.

— If your vehicle begins to fishtail or slide, gently turn the wheel in the direction of the skid and slowly remove foot from accelerator.

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