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Posted: January 03, 2018

Watch for black ice on the roads

By Mark Jackson

Jacksonville, FL —

After winter-storm related rain soaked Northeast Florida earlier this week, bitterly cold temperatures are expected to bring black ice to the roadways. 

Master Sgt. Dylan Bryan says Florida Highway Patrol troopers are out late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning helping motorists avoid treacherous spots on the roadways. 

He says if you encounter black ice, which often is impossible to see, take your foot off the gas, maintain steady steering and make sure to stay calm. He says if at all possible, stay on more heavily traveled main roads and avoid more remote areas. 

Bryan says he's happy people took this winter storm seriously and understands most people will be heading back to work. 

If you don't have to be on the roads, please avoid them if you can.

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