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Safety Encouraged in Driving on Slick Roads

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Last night's ran and snow mix made a mess of roads across Northern Michigan.

Some roads in Traverse City looked like they were just wet, but it could be much more dangerous with many turning into sheets of black ice.

Please allow yourself ample time today, if you plan to drive anywhere this morning.

Speed is a huge factor in many of the accidents that happen in these slick conditions.

"We have a lot of rollover accidents in these conditions as well, which are extremely dangerous even if you have a seatbelt on.  And, you can stay out of a rollover accident by just reducing your speed quite a bit," says Rich Hall from the Michigan State Police.

Police also say drivers should not worry about having a line of cars behind them, going slow should save their lives.