5 Hazards to Watch for When the Roads Start to Thaw


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Author's Note: 5 Hazards to Watch for When the Roads Start to Thaw

I live in a part of the country that rarely sees winter freezes, let alone thaws. As such, I didn't have much personal experience in how to drive in such conditions, so I actually learned a lot from writing this article. If you live in an area affected by harsh winters, just remember to drive safely and keep your vehicle in proper working order. Or you could move to Texas where you'll never have to deal with any of that, because we consider "cold" to be anything below 50 degrees Fahrenheit (10 degrees Celsius) -- and it generally never rains.

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