With a fresh blanket of snow following an icy few days in the region, the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers to use extreme caution. KTOE’s Annette Weston has more details in this report:

Captain Paul Barta said many slide-offs and crashes can be avoided if drivers just reduce their speed and increase the following distance from cars ahead can also make a difference.

He added that defensive driving — being alert to what other drivers are doing — is also important.