There were dozens of accidents and spin-outs in Lakewood this evening after the roads iced up during a brief snow squall.
Police Chief Greg Meyer issued the following statement.
“Temperatures are below freezing please limit trips and try to remain home. If you must drive, remember cars will skid when accelerating and braking. Slow down and allow extra room between cars.”
Salt trucks are being dispatched around Lakewood.
UPDATE: See messages below from DPW Director Phil Roux and Police Chief Greg Meyer.
Why didn’t they salt before the storm.
They should salt before the storm.
It’s one big ice sheet out there.
If you must must drive, remember to drive in low gear “L”.
DO NOT DRIVE IN LOW GEAR ON ICE OR SNOW! You’re just putting more torque and power to the wheels so for sure they would slip. Leave it in Drive and let your Vehicle Stability Control handle it. When that light comes on, back off the pedals. Brake real slow. Leave enough room. NEVER USE CRUISE CONTROL in the snow, ice or rain. Go really slow while turning. REALLY SLOW. Stay safe and hope the other guy knows what he’s doing. Be aware of everything around you, people are still blowing stop signs and tailgating.
Reports that some roads are closed. VERY slippery out here. Drive slowly!
This storm was not expected. Give the dpw a beak and stop complaining.
It’s called a snow squall. It was not an expected snow storm.
Thank you DPW for all your hard work, through this storm, and every day of the year.
Thank you Chief Meyer for your leadership, and you concerns about the safety of drivers in town last night. The roads this morning were all well dry and salted. Thank you very much!! a five-star Chief!!!
Great job Chief Meyer. This helps our town out a lot.
Big ty to the dpw and lpd for acting quick, and getting to work as soon as u realized what was going on. With much appreciation!
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