winter driving

NH News
10:19 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Region's Latest Storm Took A Toll On Exhausted Plow Drivers

Credit Emily Corwin / NHPR

As the third major snowstorm in two weeks moves out of New England, exhaustion is setting in for plow drivers.

Some private and public plow drivers say they are putting in as many as 40 hours without a night’s rest here in Southern New Hampshire.

The Director of Public Works in Portsmouth says back to back storms like this happen so rarely, the city doesn’t have written policy limiting shifts for plow drivers.

Read more
North Country
3:00 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

North Country School Offers Tips To Master Winter Driving

Students steadily increase their speed on a slalom, learning how to handle skids. Photo by Chris Jensen for NHPR

Winter has indisputably arrived and most of the state’s drivers figure they know what to do when the roads get slick. But a company in the North Country is helping drivers polish those skills and learn a few things even veterans of the ice capades may not know.

One of those drivers is Judy Gessner, of Whitefield, who is behind the wheel of a Honda Odyssey minivan, and, with increasing confidence she is slaloming between big, orange cones despite a slick, snowy surface.

Read more