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State's top Trooper cautions motorists to watch for black ice

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The Daily Advance

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North Carolina's Highway Patrol commander has issued a safety warning about black ice on bridges, highways and roads. 

. “As we enter the evening hours, the temperature across the state will quickly drop into the single digits,” Col. Bill Grey, the N.C. Highway Patrol commander, said in a statement. “As a result, roadways will become extremely treacherous and possibly impassable.”

“We are asking motorists not to drive unless absolutely necessary,” Grey said.

Grey said motorists should observe the following tips:

~ Be aware that black ice is almost invisible.

~ Be especially careful on bridges and overpasses.

~ Never brake while driving on ice. Applying pressure to your brakes while on ice will cause a vehicle to skid. Brake prior to bridges and overpasses.

~ Increase your following distance. Keep at least a three-car distance from the vehicle directly in front of you.

Travelers in North Carolina can get up-to-date information on road conditions and weather by accessing NCDOT.gov or downloading the ReadyNC.org app.

ReadyNC.org is all-in-one tool that can provide the latest weather,traffic and hazard information and tells you what you need to know to be safe in all types of emergencies.

The app is free and available in the AppStore for iPhones and Google Play for Android devices.

 

 

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