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Troopers have advice for those of you hitting the road

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- People are hitting the road for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, but unfortunately, our weather conditions are still very wintry.

Signs along highways are warning drivers that roads are still icy in places and to slow down.

State troopers say as of Wednesday night, most drivers are playing it smart and there have only been minor incidents where drivers have slid into ditches or have had minor fender benders with other vehicles.

Troopers say if you're headed out Thursday, you need to be prepared.

"Be prepared for snow, ice, anything like that. A slight prediction of freezing rain coming in so be aware of those types of things. Have some warm clothes in the car, maybe a little extra food to take along and most important, just slow down and increase those following distances and you should make it there okay," said Trooper Marty Finan of the Washington State Patrol.

Trooper Finan says so far it looks like a typical busy holiday weekend on the road with plenty of traffic.

He says play it smart and plan your speed according to the road conditions and drivers around you.

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