North Central Florida Drivers Urged to Use Caution as Roads May Be Icy
Published January 30th, 2014
LAKE CITY -- Officials with the Department of Transportation are warning drivers throughout North Central Florida to take it slow out on the roads early Thursday morning as ice may be a problem.
DOT officials in Lake City spent the night monitoring the roadways across four different counties, including Columbia.
Several work crews were on stand-by all-night, ready to dump sand out on any roads that became slippery.
DOT officials say if any ice formed overnight, one of the first places drivers will see it is on highway overpasses.
"The Department of Transportation would like to caution all drivers to be on the lookout for ice, especially on bridges, because the bridges will get colder before the main roadway does," said DOT Maintenance Supervisor Aaron Trippensee.
Trippensee says drivers should avoid going over any parts of the road that look wet as it could actually be ice.
On Wednesday night, bridges on I-10 near Live Oak and I-75 near Jasper were briefly closed because of ice.
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