MDOT provides severe weather safety tips for drivers

Severe Weather

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – With severe weather expected across Mississippi overnight, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) provided safety tips for drivers on the road.

  • If there’s damage from high winds, watch out for debris and MDOT workers who are clearing roadways.
  • If there’s hail, make sure to park under a shelter when possible.
  • If there’s a tornado, never seek shelter under a highway overpass.
  • Standing rain can cause hydroplaning. Don’t brake or steer abruptly.
    • If you hydroplane, let off accelerator and steer gently in the direction you wish to go.

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