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Expert advises Mid-South drivers to stay off roads

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The Shelby County Sheriff's office reports ice on bridges over the Loosahatchie River, on 385, and Shelby Drive. The Shelby County Sheriff's office reports ice on bridges over the Loosahatchie River, on 385, and Shelby Drive.

(WMC-TV) - Wet streets are getting slippery in the Mid-South.

Public works crews laid sand and salt on bridges and overpasses all day Friday, which is about 300 lane miles worth throughout the city.

Action News 5 asked an expert what drivers should do this weekend if they get into a slippery situation.

"[Give] yourself distance from another car and just being patient and just go slow, a lot slower than you normally do," said professional stuntman and driving instructor Max Maxwell.

But perhaps it's too late?

"Get into a rear-wheel skid, they just need to turn in the direction of the skid. So left-left, right-right," he said.

The Shelby County Sheriff's office reports ice on bridges over the Loosahatchie River, on 385, and Shelby Drive.

Andy Wise teaches you how to survive the "skid" in this video. Click here to see more on road conditions.

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