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Freezing Temperatures And Wet Roads Will Make For Treacherous Commute

If you plan to return to the roads in Maryland this morning, state highway officials have some advice for you.

State highway crews continued working through the night to clear the roads, but wet surfaces combined with overnight temperatures that dropped into the single digits in some areas means many highways are likely covered with patches of ice.

If you're venturing out before the sun comes up, if you think you've got a clear road but it's wet, then really treat it as if it is icy and slow down because you never know when there might be black ice," says Valerie Edgar of the Maryland State Highway Administration.

"Just a thin layer of moisture can turn into black ice even if there's salt on the road. It can happen, I've seen it happen and if you're going to fast and lose control, there's really no recourse on ice," she adds.

Edgar also suggests you delay your commute until after the sun comes up to give temperatures a chance to rise and time for the ice to melt.

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