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 “” into your smartphone browser to access it.

About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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