Officials with the Houston county Emergency Management Agency want wiregrass residents to be aware of the following information:
Even though significant precipitation has moved to the east of the region early this evening, lingering fog and drizzle associated with the area of low pressure across the northeastern Gulf Coast have kept area roadways wet.
As temperatures drop below freezing later this evening, wet roadways will have the potential to freeze, resulting in patches of Black Ice.
Black Ice is simply water that freezes into a thin glaze of ice on roadways, primarily on bridges and overpasses.
This ice can be very hard to see at night on darker roadway surfaces and can create hazardous driving conditions.
In addition, light freezing drizzle after midnight will further increase the potential of ice developing on exposed surfaces and bridges and overpasses.
Therefore, anyone travelling tonight or early Tuesday morning should exercise extra caution and be alert for possible icy spots.