EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – As snow continues to fall, we’re continuing to keep an eye on road conditions.
The first major snowfall is making its way through the Tri-State and authorities are reminding drivers to slow down and be extra cautious.
Although the snow hasn’t stuck to the ground, it and the rainfall earlier in the day has made the roadways very slippery.
Authorities warn that in wet conditions like these with temperatures falling overnight – black ice is very likely to develop.
According to the Kentucky State Police, you should avoid traveling in bad weather if you can. But if you have to be on the roads, increase the distance between you and the car in front of you, use extra caution on bridges and overpasses because they ice over faster than other road surfaces, and don’t use cruise control. KSP says the setting on a slick surface can cause a car’s wheels to keep turning and make it more likely the vehicle will lose control.
Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky have ways to check road conditions before going out.
For the latest conditions in Kentucky, click here.
And Illinois has information that can be found here.
(This story was originally published on November 11, 2019)