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Winter weather driving tips

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By: Samantha Lavien

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The roads may be clear now, but snow is in the forecast for Tuesday night.

"It's just a pain you know another thing you have to deal with," said Lincoln resident Sal Guglielmino.

"I don't want it at all I hope it doesn't come I am ready for Spring," said Providence resident Eyizel Garcia.

And though many are used to the snow, ice and slush here in New England, driving experts say there are some things that can be done now to help making driving in the bad weather easier.

"The biggest tip that I can give to anybody is just make sure you have a good set of tires on your car, front end lined up, wheels are balanced, proper air pressure," said Rose Nickerson the Owner and President of Larues Blackstone Valley Driving.

Monday Nickerson demonstrated some winter weather driving tips for ABC 6... One of the things she pointed out was how to properly turn in the snow.

"I would give it a little gas, I would stop pressing the gas, I would let the car make the turn, I would turn it back and then I would give it the gas," said Nickerson.

And if you do skid, Nickerson says you just need to be aware of what to do.

"Don't overreact, don't panic, recognize that you do want to turn into a skid," said Nickerson.

Other tips to keep in mind are to not turn on your high beams in the snow, to follow previous tire tracks left on the road, and if you're going down hill be aware that you can put your car into a lower gear to help prevent skidding.

The best advice of course is to stay off the roads if the weather gets bad which is what is expected during Wednesday morning's commute.

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