Winter Storm This Weekend

Driving in Vermont during snowy conditions can be challenging and requires extra caution to ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road. Here are some tips to help you drive safely when it’s snowing in Vermont:

1. Slow down: Reduce your speed to match the road conditions. This will give you more time to react to any unexpected situations.
2. Increase your following distance: Leave more space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. This will give you more time to brake and avoid a collision. This for Route 89, and 91, and for the smaller roads, like Route 4, and 100.
3. Use winter tires: Make sure your vehicle is equipped with winter tires that provide better traction on snow and ice.
4. Use your headlights: Turn on your headlights to improve your visibility and help other drivers see you.
5. Avoid sudden movements: Avoid sudden braking, accelerating, or turning. These actions can cause your vehicle to skid on the slippery road surface.
6. Use your brakes carefully: When you need to brake, do so gently and in advance to avoid skidding.
7. Know how to handle a skid: If your vehicle starts to skid, turn into the direction of the skid, and gently apply the brakes.
8. Plan your Vermont route: Plan your route in advance, and avoid hills and other areas in Vermont that are likely to be more challenging to drive in snowy conditions.

Remember, the most important thing is to stay calm and focused while driving in Vermont when it’s snowing. If you feel uncomfortable driving in the snow, pull over to a safe location and wait for the conditions to improve.

If you are visiting Vermont you might not be use to driving in slippery conditions. Hopefully you make it safely to your destination. I recommended all-wheel drive or four wheel drive for Killington travel.