Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences.

When it's slick, snowy, and there are huge puddles of water gathering, it's especially annoying and even dangerous when that SUV or huge pick-up flies by and sends piles of snow, slush, or water all over your windshield temporarily blinding you. And when those 18-wheelers fly by, it's downright frightening.

Unfortunately, it's a very real possibility when winter weather hits like it did on Monday, January 17.

According to the New Hampshire State Police Facebook page, troopers have had to deal with over 50 crashes and calls due to the bad storm.

Even a New Hampshire State Patrol car was hit this morning while the police were out investigating an accident, according to the New Hampshire State Police Facebook page.

So if you have to go out, be careful out there!

Here are 5 reminders for driving in storms from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.

Reminder #1

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation says for everyone's safety please stay in the plowed lanes. If it's hydroplaning that's the issue, then the middle lanes are usually the safest.

Reminder #2

No one can be in a hurry during snowstorms or downpours, and Monday's storm is bringing it all with rain, slush, snow, ice, and wind.

Depending on where you are, the plows are doing the best they can as safely as they can.  If you're along the Seacoast you're battling deep puddles of rain with the wind.

Reminder #3

Road closures are imminent in storms whether it's snow or rain-related, so if you don't have to be out, then stay home.  If you have to head out then double-check your route.

First responders along with the New Hampshire DOT are out and about to keep you safe, and doing your part helps them.

Reminder #4

Snow and flooding can affect New England at the same time.  With New Hampshire and Maine along the Atlantic, we know that sometimes the coast is dealing with flooding while inland and higher elevations are dealing with snow.

I personally drove in snow and then flooded roads so yeah, understanding what kind of storms are coming, as best we can, of course, is important.

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Reminder #5

Headlights, please.  I guess assuming that all cars have automatic headlights is naive on my end.

Do you have any storm-driving reminders you'd like to add?

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Read on to explore the cost of gas over time and rediscover just how much a gallon was when you first started driving.

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