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What if you find yourself in a slide-off situation?

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There's been a lot of melting today on the roadways, but along Interstate 64 Tuesday morning, some drivers were left stranded on the roadway thanks to icy condition. 

So what should you do if find yourself in a similar situation?

State police at the Jasper post say drivers on I-64 near the 161 exit were caught a little bit off guard by just how much ice and snow was on the road.

Officer Philip Hensley says a few drivers slid off the highway Tuesday morning, and that several more ended up stuck in the snow on hilly county roads.

Hensely says areas just south of Jasper got about an inch of snow overnight, while areas to the north got between two and three inches. He says drivers likely weren't as prepared for Monday night's snowfall, as they were for the weekend snow.

Hensely tells 14 News what you should and shouldn't do, if you get stuck in the snow.

"The best thing to do is stay in your car. Go ahead and call 911," Hensley said.

When asked if it's a bad idea to get out of your car and start walking somewhere, he said, "Yes it is. What that creates is, you're basically putting yourself in an environment where, if you've slid off the road in that area, somebody else could slide off, won't be expecting you, and then possibly strike you. We certainly don't want that to happen."

Areas of the Tri-State are expected to keep getting more snow and ice throughout the week and into the weekend. So, be sure to check back with us on 14 News on air and online for the latest road conditions.

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