Troopers warn drivers to use caution on icy roads

Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-16 12:51:04-05

GEORGIA (WTXL) - Georgia State Troopers are warning drivers to take extra caution if they're driving through Wednesday morning's wintry mix.

For most of the morning commute, drivers saw black ice. That's expected again for some of our counties.

Troopers are warning drivers to travel at much slower speeds. In fact they say you should be driving at about half your typical speed on icy roads.

Also, be on the lookout for black ice. Typically the near invisible ice forms near bridges and overpasses.

"If you hit black ice, the common thing is don't hit your breaks," said Sgt. John VanLandingham. 

Troopers also say now's the time to make sure you have a full tank of gas. It's also a good idea to check out your tire pressure.