As temperatures drop, drivers should be wary of ice on roads

As temperatures drop, drivers should be wary of ice on roads

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - With colder temperatures in the forecast, you could encounter ice on the roads.

Officials from the South Carolina Highway Patrol say if you hit a patch of icy roadway, you should reduce your speed and take your foot off the gas. However, you should never slam on brakes.

If you're sliding to the right, counter steer to the left and vice versa.

Workers from the South Carolina Department of Transportation will spot treat iced areas you report.

"Even though it's sunny outside, we could see some problem areas in South Carolina where this water has occurred on the roadway," Lance Corporal David Jones of the SC Highway Patrol said. "If you encounter that, please be proactive and call us and let us know. That way, we can send a trooper out there, cut the lights on, direct traffic, slow people down."

Officials are also asking homeowners to turn off their automatic sprinklers. They say that is a leading cause for slippery roads.

If you come across any roadway issues, call *47 (or *HP) to report them.

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