Watch for Black Ice

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A cold blast of air is filtering in behind Friday’s winter storm.

Last night’s low’s were in the single digits, and it’s causing slush-covered and wet pavement to refreeze and to form black ice.

"It can be very dangerous. Number one, you’re probably not going to notice it until you hit it. Most of the time, it’s too late then, " says Zanesville Post Trooper Todd Henry.

Bridges and overpasses are usually the first to refreeze and form black ice. Henry says it’s important that if you hit a patch and lose control of your car, that you don’t panic.

"Get your foot off the accelerator and don’t hit your brakes, " says Henry.

Henry says the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol hasn’t had many accidents dealing with black ice, but he does say if troopers notice slick spots on the roadways, they contact dispatchers, who inform road crews about the road conditions.

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