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Deputies Patrol Rural Roads after the Snow

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As the snow finishes up, some roads can be potentially hazardous, especially if they're not as plowed as roadways within city limits.

A light drizzly snow greeted Karen Voss as she started her trek home from work in Ursa to her home in Camp Point. She says, thanks to the snow, she got to work later today than usual.

"I have just a front wheel drive car and this morning conditions didn't look very good," she said.

Even though everything seemed pretty clear, Voss was planning to take it easy and do all of her traveling while it was still light out.

"I just try to watch the road conditions and be prepared, and hopefully to do all my driving while it's still light out if at all possible," she said.

Deputy Andrew Kuhl with the Adams County Sheriff's Office says many of the country roads were clear, but at nighttime, driving can be a bit more challenging.

"During the night, people tend to be a little bit more uneasy, a little more nervous, and they also have to worry about black ice," he said.

WGEM rode around with Kuhl Tuesday evening. He says gravel roads in the rural areas of Adams County have the tendency to be the slickest and he says low visibility doesn't help. He says the key for drivers is to just keep practicing those safe winter driving tips.

"Still take that extra little bit of time, you know, allow yourself more time to get to places, and just be prepared for winter weather"

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