February 13, 2007
Early Tuesday morning the roads were clear, but freezing rain is expected to coat the roads.
The ice is also a threat to trees because branches could crack from the weight and fall on the roads or cars. The Virginia Department of Transportation says it is ready with chainsaws.
The ice and cold could also affect your vehicle. It's a good idea to check the battery and charging system because batteries lose power in the cold. Also check the cooling system. A 50-50 mix of coolant to water has a lower freezing point than straight coolant. Also the best windshield wipers have rubber coverings to keep the ice off the blade. This information comes from Car Talk's website.
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