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Dense Fog Causes Limited Visibility, Road Safety Urged

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Police are urging drivers to make sure they're taking the proper safety precautions when traveling through dense fog.

It's all over Northern Michigan tonight and drivers are urged to maintain a slower speed, watch for other drivers, and use low-beam headlights, fog lights, or even warning lights.

Police say to use travel routes that are well lit, so it is easier to see your surroundings.

It is also very important to make sure you can see the lines on the road.

"You want to be in a place where you can see the fog lines on the side of the road and you want to be able to see that yellow line in the middle of the road.  You want to keep your vehicle in between those two lines at all times," says the Kalkaska County Sheriff, Dave Israel.

Police advise against using your high-beam headlights, as they tend to reflect back at you, causing the already limited visibility to become much worse.