By a County Press reporter
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
FREEZING temperatures and a forecast for rain have led to the Isle of Wight Council urging motorists to take extra care on the roads today (Tuesday) and tomorrow.
An Isle of Wight Council spokesman said: "Temperatures are due to drop below freezing from 4pm tonight and with rain forecast overnight, it is likely that black ice will form across the network, possibly even on treated routes.
"The network was salted last night so residual levels will offer protection against the initial freezing temperatures but the rain, if it arrives, could reduce the effectiveness of the salt.
"The timing of any gritting is therefore crucial and highways staff will continue to monitor the situation and decide when to grit most effectively depending on the updated forecast this evening."
The council said it would be using Twitter and Facebook to keep people updated.
See tips on safe driving from the Institute of Advanced Motorists here.
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