Cold Temperatures May Turn Wet Roads to Ice

By: Janelle Lilley Email
By: Janelle Lilley Email

It was a wet Sunday in the Valley. Though no accidents were reported as a result of the wet road conditions, some drivers did report slipping while driving through puddles the standing water.

Some puddles on the road and in parking lots measured several feet in length, and as the temperatures drop Sunday evening, the concern is that these puddles will turn into patches of ice.

The Staunton Police Department says it will have officers out all night keeping and eye out for icy patches. Police say drivers need to exercise caution and drive slowly because icy spots may be tough to see.

"Best advice I can give people is to stay home, if you don't have to go out. Let the road crews work on the roads. It doesn't appear to be real bad right now, but with the cold weather coming, we could have some icy spots and icy patches develop over night," says Staunton Police Officer Mike Berbes.

Staunton Public Works says it has a crew on standby, ready to salt the roads if police report any dangerous patches of ice.


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