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Police Say Snow Takes Extra Work and Caution

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Petoskey Public safety says the fierce winter calls for more people on duty, and a harder job. When they patrol in these conditions, it's dangerous for them too.

Police say they have to keep officers on the look out for accidents when there is heavy snow and low visibility. But things can get dangerous for them as they try to re-direct traffic on highways and assist on calls.

Police also say the high snow banks in Petoskey are making it difficult for people to see across intersections, which causes accidents. They say we're running out of places to put the snow, and it just keeps piling up where people can't see over them.

They say unless you have to go out, try to stay in when there are weather advisories. If you must go out, slow down and make sure you keep emergency supplies in your car in case of an emergency.

Police also remind people to clean all of the snow of your car before driving. Make sure your headlights and taillights are completely visible to minimize your chances of getting in an accident.