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Wet Leaves Can Cause Driving Dangers


Quincy, IL (WGEM)-- Heavy rain in the Fall brings a new problem for drivers struggling to get a grip in the storm...wet leaves.

But the rain that fell Monday morning can turn those leaves into a danger. If you're out driving around and try to stop quickly on wet leaves, you may notice how slippery they are. It doesn't take much for your tires to lose their grip on the road when they come in contact with the wet leaves.

This is why Quincy police officers are urging people to drive cautiously. 

"I would definitely say slow down. Make sure you stop a safe distance away and just pay attention to what's going on. Don't be distracted," said Kelly Vandermaiden a Quincy Police Officer.

Vandermaiden also says piles of leaves can also hide potholes, curbs, and things like cross walks.

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