• Live updates: Wintry mix brings icy conditions on the roads this morning

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    A wintry mix is falling on much of Massachusetts this morning and is likely to make for a rough morning commute and hazardous roads with coatings of slush and ice.

    Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for most of the state and parts of New England

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    Important winter driving tips from MassDOT: 

    • Clear snow and ice from all windows and lights, even the hood and roof, before driving, (start with the tailpipe).
    • Leave plenty of room for stopping.
    • Remember that the posted speed limits are for dry pavement.
    • Use brakes carefully. Brake early. Brake correctly. It takes more time and distance to stop in adverse conditions.
    • Bridge decks freeze first. Due to the difference in the exposure to air, the surface condition can be worse on a bridge than on the approach road.
    • Exit ramps are an even greater challenge during the winter since they may have received less anti-icing material than the main line.
    • Leave room for maintenance vehicles and plows – stay back at least 200 feet and don’t pass on the right.
    • Seat belts should be worn at all times – it’s the law.
    • Most importantly please remember to slow down.

    ADDITIONAL SNOW CONTENT:

    How and when to protect your pipes from freezing
    How to shovel, remove snow safely
    Here's what to have in your snow emergency kit
    Tips, warning signs for frostbite, hypothermia

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