Watch out for icy spots tonight, forecaster says

     (Image: Calgary Reviews via Flickr)

    (Image: Calgary Reviews via Flickr)

    Anyone venturing outside tonight should watch out for icy spots, a forecaster advises.

    The National Weather Service expects temperatures to dip below the freezing mark to around 30 degrees at the shore.

    “Though many areas are now above freezing, [the] region goes back below freezing tonight,” tweeted Gary Szatkowski, meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ.

    With the ground wet from daytime rainfall, untreated surfaces will become slippery.

    Areas that are particularly vulnerable for black ice include tree-covered portions of driveways and roadways and bridges and overpasses, according to a report on 

    The report says that anyone encountering icy spots in a vehicle should follow these steps:

    Do not hit the brakes. Instead keep your steering wheel steady.
    Lift your foot off the accelerator.
    Do not over-correct your steering if you feel your car sliding.

    Click here for additional tips. 

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