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AAA warning travelers ahead of snowfall

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ROANOKE, Va. – The snow is expected to hit our area overnight and that could mean a tricky morning commute. 

We spoke with AAA Tuesday about the best ways to stay safe driving in snow. The best advice is to stay off the roads unless you have to be out. 

AAA says this time of year is their busiest for accidents and roadside assistance. According to AAA, hazardous storms and inclement weather are a factor in more than half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter.

Another piece of advice is to take it slow. 

"You can avoid a lot of accidents just by going at a slow speed, so that if you do start skidding you can control your car still. Just having that extra control and space between cars can really make a difference," said Beth Farmer, AAA travel agent.

Farmer says if you have to hit the road be prepared. You should have a full tank of gas, a fully charged phone, extra blankets and an emergency road service kit.