As reflected in the article released by the Redding Record Searchlight on January 30, 2008, snow is now a problem for Northern California. Abnormally cold temperatures consistently produce snow in towns from Yreka and Mt. Shasta to as low as Redding and Anderson. The California Highway Patrol is noting an increase in car wrecks and injuries.
The California Department of Transportation has launched a new string of chain requirements for Highway 44, Highway 299, and Interstate 5 following the inclement weather. Instructions to help motorists comply with the chain requirements can be found here .
As some inhabitants of Northern California are unfamiliar with snowy, inclement weather, the personal injury attorneys at Reiner, Simpson & Slaughter encourage drivers to exercise special caution while driving under these conditions. Drivers are advised to make extra time for travel and to use four wheel drive vehicles whenever possible. Being unfamiliar with inclement weather does not present immunity from safety or legal concerns. With experience in many weather aggravated car crash cases, Reiner, Simpson & Slaughter continue to restore the lives of those who have been injured due to the driving negligence of others.