JACKSON, Miss.--Motorists in the north half of the state are being warned about the possibility of black ice on the roadways. This is happening because the snow that melted in refreezing in some spots into a thin, nearly invisible sheet of ice.
The following is from an MDOT news release:
“We encourage the traveling public to buckle up, drive safely, stay alert and slow down, especially when driving in wintry weather conditions,” says the Mississippi Transportation Commission.
Motorists are advised that if you have to travel to drive with extreme caution especially over bridges and overpasses and avoid driving while distracted.
For the most up-to-date information in your area, please visit www.MDOTtraffic.com and sign up for traffic alerts. Also, visit http://www.MDOTtraffic.com/mobile to get the latest traffic information from www.MDOTtraffic.com on your mobile device. MDOT advises the public to pull off the road to a safe location if you need to check the www.MDOTtraffic.com website while driving. MDOT’s number one concern is the safety of the traveling public.