NCDOT crews warn motorists traveling overnight into Friday morning about the dangers of black ice. With sub-freezing temperatures, any snow or ice that melted Thursday could refreeze, creating slick and potentially dangerous driving conditions.The department advises motorists to stay home and avoid the roads. But, if you must get out and about, please you extreme caution, especially on bridges and overpasses.The video below explains what black ice is, how it forms and why it can be treacherous 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.