BEWARE: Black ice forms on roads, sidewalks and parking lots

It has become slippery out there overnight — both for driving and for walking.

Temperatures dropped through the low 30s during the night in Shelton, with a predicted low of 28 degrees, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

That means due to all the snow that melted Wednesday, black ice has formed on roads as well as parking lots and walkways — with the freezing of water on asphalt and concrete surfaces.

 

‘Hazardous travel’ on untreated surfaces

The NWS has issued a Special Weather Statement for the region warning of black ice through 8 a.m. Thursday, when temperatures should get above freezing again.

The NWS said the lower temperatures overnight “will cause residual water from today’s precipitation and snow melt to freeze. This will result in hazardous travel, including walking, on untreated surfaces. This is especially true of sidewalks, parking lots and driveways.”

 

 

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