Road Conditions Improving; Caution Still Advised Saturday, January 26, 2013

RALEIGH – N.C. Department of Transportation crews have been treating icy roads across the state this morning, and road conditions are beginning to improve. Motorists should continue to use extra caution, however, and be on the lookout for icy patches if they have to drive this morning. Secondary roads, bridges/overpasses and ramps will be worse, but all roads have the potential for icy patches. Road conditions will continue to improve throughout the day as temperatures warm above freezing.

If you must drive on icy roads, remember these tips:


  *   Slow down.
  *   Give other motorists plenty of room in case you or the other drivers begin to slide.
  *   Use only gentle pressure on both the accelerator and the brakes to avoid skidding.
  *   Bridges and overpasses freeze first.
  *   Put away the cellphone!

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 see live traffic camera images and access 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.

***NCDOT***


Live Traffic Camera Image of I-40 at South Saunders St. in Raleigh

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