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Is it dangerous to leave snow on top of your car? CHP says knock it off

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CALIFORNIA — The recent powerful winter storms have brought snow to areas where motorists don’t typically deal with snow and that’s leaving many of those drivers unaware or uninformed of the law.

Is it dangerous to leave snow on the top of your car? The same question has been asked many times and California Highway Patrol says the answer is YES!

The Bishop CHP Office, took to social media earlier this month to chime in on the issue.

“Snow and ice are very heavy and when it falls off a vehicle, it can become airborne. Ice and snow can hit oncoming cars and easily shatter windshields, injuring people inside. If CHP finds a vehicle with excess ice and snow on it, the driver can be cited for the hazard,” stated the agency.

So, if you’re planning on taking a trip to the local mountains for a fun day of snow play, please don’t shovel a bunch of snow on top of your vehicle in hopes of showing everyone back home. Better yet, invite them with you next time. Have a safe trip!!

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