First Snow Storm Reminds Motorists About Winter Driving
Sioux Falls Police say they had reports of 64 crashes between 5:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday, and 12 more between 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. Thursday.
Information Officer Sam Clemens says the storm served as the annual reminder for motorists for driving in snowstorms.
He says the first substantial snowfall leads to more crashes, but he says things calm down “once people remember to give themselves extra time and to slow down.”
Clemens says the first snow alert usually means more tickets for parking during snow removal operations.
Clemens says no serious injuries were reported from the snow-related crashes.
He says officers were out writing tickets on Thursday for vehicles parked in the way of the snowplows.