With one of the biggest winter storms in the Southeast barreling across the region - the Florida Highway Patrol is working overtime on our local roads. And with freezing rain, ice and sleet expected under Columbia County's Winter Storm Watch...officers are warning drivers to use extreme caution behind the wheel. Channel 4's Adrienne Moore hit the roads with an FHP trooper. Adrienne joins us live with a front row seat to how their patrols are keeping the community safe...Adrienne? 3 It's all hands on deck for the Florida Highway Patrol... Tonight - they say drivers need to be prepared for the worst over the next 24-48 hours. A big part of their focus will be here - along the I-10 corridor... where people tend to go too fast for the conditions..and where bridges could freeze over. 13-18 BUSINESS... IS BUSY FOR THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL... AND TROOPERS ARE PREPARING FOR IT TO GET EVEN BUSIER...Capt. Eileen Powell/FHP 19:52-59 WITH COLUMBIA, HAMILTON AND SUWANEE COUNTIES UNDER A WINTER WEATHER WATCH ... F-H-P SAYS THE CONDITIONS CAN BE DEADLY. TROOPERS SAY EXCESSIVE SPEED... LIKE THIS SEMI TRUCK THAT BLEW PAST US DURING OUR RIDE-ALONG ... COUPLED WITH THE FREEZING RAIN... COULD CAUSE DRIVERS TO HYDROPLANE... AND CRASH.Capt. Eileen Powell/FHP 20:09-20ICED OVER BRIDGES...COULD BRING ANOTHER SPEED BUMP... SO FLASHING MESSAGE BOARDS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN... WARNING PEOPLE TO SLOW DOWN.IF THE ICE BECOMES TOO SEVERE - SOME 3 BRIDGES COULD POTENTIALLY CLOSE ALONG I-75 AND I-10... ... MAJOR THOROUGHFARES THAT COULD FORCE TRAVELERS TO TAKE SOME ALTERNATE ROUTES.... THAT COULD CREATE ANOTHER SET OF PROBLEMS.Capt. Eileen Powell/FHP 27:35-49SO - WHAT'S THE TAKEAWAY FOR DRIVERS? DON'T DRIVE IF YOU DON'T' HAVE TO... AND ...IF YOU MUST...REMEMBER TO TAKE IT SLOW. 3 Another good piece of advice from troopers tonight - dial STAR-FHP from your phone if you're in trouble. Also - if you don't feel safe on the roadways... pull off at the nearest rest stop... where we're at right now...or find a hotel to stay at and wait it out... because it's better to pay for a room overnight... than a totalled car. In Columbia County, AM, CH.4, TLS.