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Many People Riding The Bus To Avoid Driving On Snowy Roads in Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- One of many things to avoid in the snowy weather is an accident, to knock you out cold.

"I had a friend get into a car accident yesterday got a little whiplash on the bridge," said Tony Davis, who was riding the bus.

Buses are the kind of ride many are getting on.

"For the last couple years I've taken the bus in bad weather," said Carla Nation, also taking the bus.

Braving the cold for a few minutes, is worth it.

"Oh no, I don't mind the wait, it's much better than getting into a car accident," said Davis.

"My girlfriend has no snow tires right now, and she's just all over the road," said Nation.

Ben Franklin Transit staff say more weight on the tires means more traction.

"I'd rather be on a big bus like this, than on a smaller car," said Dawn Call, also riding the bus.

And behind the wheel, one man tells us his fellow drivers are taking it easy.

"A lot of people driving pretty slow, 10 to 15 miles an hour, it slowed us down a bit in some areas, especially the intersections," said Thad Pospical, a BFT bus driver.

Staff at BFT say if you're going to take the bus, you want to be ready to stand in this cold weather a little longer than usual. Drivers could see some delays because of accidents blocking the roads.

Make sure you have your gloves on and something to protect your head and ears.