NCDOT: Beware black ice

Public service announcement
from the N.C. Department of Transportation

Wet roads, bridges and overpasses across the state have the potential to refreeze overnight and in the early morning hours Saturday, creating black ice. The N.C. Department of Transportation urges motorists to use extreme caution in these areas to stay safe.

The video below explains what black ice is, how it forms and why it can be dangerous for drivers.

NCDOT advises motorists who must travel in areas with black ice to go slow and leave plenty of distance between your car and the car in front of you. And, of course, always wear your seat belt.

For real-time information anytime about road conditions, call 511, visit our travel webpage or follow one of our many Twitter feeds. You can also “know before you go” with NCDOT Mobile, the mobile version of the NCDOT website. Just type “m.ncdot.gov” into your smartphone browser to access it.

SHARE

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.