Dept. of Transportation Pretreating Roads Ahead of Storm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — From the Department of Transportation’s trucks to small family cars. Folks spent their Monday morning getting their wheels ready for whatever Tuesday will bring.

“I was actually on “E” and my husband always says make sure that the tank is full before it gets nice and cold outside,” said Stratford’s Heather Briganti.

“I’m going home to stay warm and keep my grandchildren warm,” said New Haven’s Mary Hampton.

The DOT spokesperson Kevin Nursick said there are two big concerns with Tuesday’s storm.

One, the timing is bad. It’s projected to hit right in the middle of the morning commute and two it’s the first storm system of the season. That’s when they see the most fender benders. Also, they’re pretreating the roads with a salt brine solution to help break down whatever to storm system brings.

That’s why Mike’s Auto Clinic has some advice.

“Go slow give yourself extra time. ‘Cause no matter what you do freezing rain, ice…even with brand new tires you’re going to slip and you’re going to slide,” said Mike’s Auto Clinic’s Angelo Annunziata.

In addition to your tires AAA recommends getting your fluids, battery, and windshield wipers checked.

So far, Annunziata says it’s not a busy day for them.

“If we were going to get 10 inches or something, people get nervous and they come in. This little freezing rain no one is even worried about it,” said Annunziata.

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