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Snow Might Be Gone, But Ice Remains On Area Roads

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After the snowstorm, roads are icy and those venturing out on them should be cautious.

The region got hit with a second wave of snow last night and AAA Mid-Atlantic's John Townsend says roads will be treacherous.

"Black ice is now a real problem this morning and throughout the day because everything froze over last evening. The problem with black ice, especially on clear streets is you can't see it," he says.

Townsend has a few safety tips for motorists.

"You need to drive 5-10 miles less than you normally drive, and especially with all the snow and ice [you should] avoid changing lanes because of the potential loss of control when driving over built up snow between lanes," he offers.

Townsend says drivers should also follow further behind the vehicle in front of them than usual.

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