Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012 @ 9:18 a.m. /
“This is an urgent winter safety message for motorists from your National Weather Service in Eureka.
“Small hail is expected this morning along Highway 101 from Eureka to Crescent City. Small hail can quickly accumulate on roadways resulting in very slippery conditions.
“Motorists should slow down and make sure their headlights are on. If driving on a hail covered road, go easy on the brakes and steering wheel to avoid a spin out. Instead, ease off the gas pedal to slow down gradually.”