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Police: Slow down when roads are icy

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – In the Coulee Region, roads may be slushy now, but with temperatures expected to dip below freezing Monday night, drivers can expect some slick and icy conditions.

If a person needs to travel, slow down, police said. The faster the car goes, the less control the driver has of it.

"The weather isn't as bad as they think and they maintain their regular speeds as if there was dry pavement and ideal conditions out there. Then, when they have to stop suddenly and make an aggressive or even a course change, their vehicle skids (and) goes off the road," said Sgt. Kirk Flatten of the La Crosse Police Department.

Slicker road conditions increases the time it takes for a car to stop.

Police said drivers should give themselves a cushion of eight to 10 seconds for the car to make a complete stop.

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