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Low Temperatures Combined with Wet Roads Could Cause Slick Spots in Central North Carolina Friday Morning - Motorists advised to use extra caution, especially on bridges and overpasses

RALEIGH-The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in the 20s tomorrow morning as rain moves out of central North Carolina, which could result in icy conditions for the morning commute in the Triangle and Triad. The N.C. Department of Transportation has crews on call to treat icy spots with a salt and sand mixture. The department urges motorists to use extra caution, especially on bridges and overpasses, which freeze first, and to be on the lookout for black ice. NCDOT crews in these areas chose not to pretreat roads today with salt brine because of the rain, which would wash away and dilute the brine. The department has prepared several videos highlighting our winter weather preparations and response, including the below video regarding black ice.NCDOT encourages motorists to check conditions before you go. Motorists can access real-time information about changing road conditions across the state in a number of ways: Call 511, the department's toll-free travel information line; Visit NCDOT's travel webpage to check on road conditions by region, route or county. Use NCDOT Mobile, the mobile version of the department's website, to know before you go about road conditions. Just type "m.ncdot.gov" into your smartphone's browser; "Like" NCDOT on Facebook; and Follow one of NCDOT's many Twitter feeds.

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2/15/2018 5:24 PM