Beware of black ice: With snow refreezing, Triangle roads to be treacherous
Posted January 18, 2018 10:33 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 9:56 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — While many main highways were plowed Thursday, the North Carolina Department of Transportation is warning Friday morning commuters that the snow will refreeze as temperatures plunge overnight.
While there were several area accidents Thursday, the Raleigh Police Department said it was glad to report many are following warnings to stay off the roads.
The majority of secondary roads in central North Carolina remain untouched are covered in snow and ice.
A series of car accidents began early Thursday evening, as temperatures began to fall. Raleigh police found themselves at Landreaux and Grandover Drive.
A driver there lost control, causing a car to end up in a creek. Two people in the car were taken to WakeMed with minor injuries.
A minivan and sedan were involved in a head-on collision on Six Forks Road in Raleigh as a result of icy patches.
The driver of the car that flipped was taken to the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities deemed the incident another weather-related crash.
Even the largest vehicles on the road were not immune to the dangers of black ice.
A tractor trailer started sliding on Poole Road Thursday evening, hitting a power pole and bringing down lines.
Utility crews were called in to make repairs and police blocked the area for hours while crews were working.
At least five other crashes involving tractor trailers on Thursday caused interstates to be shut down in central North Carolina.