Dense morning fog slowing drivers

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP)– Drivers should be on alert that visibility for the Wednesday morning commute is very low because of the dense fog.

22News took our cameras out onto the highways Wednesday morning. In some areas of I-91 through downtown Springfield the fog was not as thick, but in other areas, the fog made it difficult to see only a few feet in front of your car at times.

AAA Pioneer Valley says to drive safely in foggy conditions: be sure you have your headlights on, but on low. High beams will be reflected back off the fog making it even harder to see.

They also warn that fog can create a slow-motion effect. In other words, you may be driving much faster than you think you are. Be sure you frequently check your speed, and go slow.

There is a dense fog warning in effect for the following areas of Massachusetts:
• Western Franklin
• Eastern Franklin
• Western Hampshire
• Western Hampden
• Eastern Hampshire
• Eastern Hampden
• Western Norfolk
• Suffolk

The National Weather Service issues a Dense Fog Advisory when dense fog reduces visibilities to one quarter mile or less for at least three hours; resulting in hazardous driving conditions.

You can track traffic conditions in real time using our Live Traffic Map.

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