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Driving on slushy roads might be as dangerous as snowy roads

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Ice and snow lead to slick roads, but even slushy roads after a light snowfall can be dangerous.

State Trooper and 911 Driving School Instructor Bryan Ball demonstrated Monday how to keep control when going into a skid.

Ball says the most important thing to do is stay calm, keep your eyes where you want to be going, and don't over-correct your steering.

He says to drive on fresher snow when possible, and to avoid the slush.

"Your going to hit it with your wheels and it pulls you side to side. Or if you try to go around the vehicle especially a semi you come up behind it and all the slush comes up and hits your vehicle and gets on your windshield."

Ball says to drive slower in these conditions, and to allow at least 7 seconds of space between you and the car in front of you.

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