Icy roads are the #1 weather-related danger in the USA.
Accidents on icy roads are responsible for an average of 1,836 deaths and 136,309 injuries per year, more than 3.6 times the toll from all other severe weather hazards COMBINED (tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, floods, heat, high winds), as well as many millions in property damage and economic impacts. See the statistics! Icy roads are a threat to life and property that just about everyone will face each winter. The goal of this site is to increase public awareness of the road ice hazard while educating drivers on how to avoid accidents.
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The purpose of this parameter is to allow quick identification of regions at risk of developing hazardous road conditions due to winter precipitation.
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