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ANCHOR LEAD: A monstrous snow storm is approaching portions of the east coast and is set to break snow fall records in certain cities. And if you plan on driving in blizzard conditions… you may want to think again, or at least be prepared. Brian Osuch has more. (:59) SCRIPT: Zero to Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. Roads can become hazardous during the winter months – especially once snow enters the picture. GM’s James Bell says that’s the time to stay off the roads, but if you must drive… take certain safety precautions. CUT: (Bell) Make sure you have a shovel, flashlight, and charged cell phone. A full tank of gas is important, because you don’t want to end up stranded in a snowstorm. And one handy tip is to call your destination well before you venture out. Make sure you tell them which roads you plan on taking. SCRIPT: Bells says visibility may be minimal, so make sure you’re headlights and brake lights are wiped clean and visible to fellow drivers. And once you’re on the road. CUT: (Bell) Slow down and allow anti-lock brakes to perform as intended. Snow drifts often pile up on the sides of the road, so try to drive closer to the middle and in the already established tracks. You can slightly open the window or turn on the heater to help prevent the windows from fogging up. And be cautious of black ice which is usually on bridges and overpasses. SCRIPT: For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM.
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