Black Ice, Slick Roads Create Danger for Drivers

7:18 AM, Jan 22, 2014   |    comments
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REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- Overnight accumulation has created slick roads and patches of black ice across the Triad, particularly in the northern counties.

In Rockingham County, dust-like snow covered house roofs, ice encased car windows and patches of black ice popped up on various roads. Rockingham County EMS said it has received reports of slick conditions on US 220, 158 and 68.

Reidsville police officers and DOT salt crews were patrolling roadways Wednesday morning, as side streets were appearing to be the most hazardous for drivers. Ice was beginning to thaw on Sprinkle Street, which an officer said had become completely frozen Tuesday night due to rain runoff on the hilly road.

The Rockingham County EMS said from Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, it had received only one report of a weather-related incident on a county road. EMS said the incident was not serious and since has been cleared.

Rockingham County Schools is one of several Triad school districts closed Wednesday due to safety concerns on roadways. READ: Closings and Cancellations

Surry County EMS, Stokes County EMS and Patrick County EMS reported no weather-related incidents had happened, as of 7:20 a.m. Wednesday.

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