Freezing rain causing icy conditions impact NEPA Monday morning

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EYEWITNESS NEWS (WBRE/WYOU) — With temperatures in the teens and 20s overnight a lot of re-freezing took place, leading to icy conditions.

Drivers started up their cars a little earlier than usual this morning, as many were covered in ice.

“Roads are pretty icy. I’m not going to complain too much. They weren’t as bad as they were yesterday. I was out at 1 in the morning yesterday and got caught in the rain and all of the sudden you’re slipping and sliding. All over the place,” said Andrew Godfrey, Mountain Top.

As always everyone will want to be cautious when it comes to black ice because it can be invisible.

“I did hit a patch of black ice. I did skid a little bit, but I kept it under control, maintained the speed limit and got home safely,” Godfrey said.

Steven Ebert started his morning putting salt down at Pilot Gas Station in Pittston Township to melt the ice, making it safe for drivers to come and use the pit stop.

“How would you describe the roads out today? Eh. So, so. Some are bad, some are good,” said Steven Ebert, Nanticoke.

PennDOT says to take it slow.

“It’s a much more hazardous condition than snow. So, we recommend anyone going out to take your time, check out 511 pa.Com, and make sure you leave enough time to get to your destination,” explained Jessica Ruddy, Community Relations Coordinator of PennDOT, District 4.

Luckily, PennDOT has tons of salt they’re able to put on the roads to make sure you can get where you’re going safely.

For more information on how you can stay safe on the roads this winter season click here.

For the latest in road conditions, head to 511pa.com.

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