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With Limited Salt, Roads Slick Tonight, Tomorrow

Black ice likely after snow squalls.

Photo: RIBNS via Twitter: @RIBNS
Photo: RIBNS via Twitter: @RIBNS
The state Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to be careful on the roads tonight and tomorrow as snow squalls will continue into the evening and bitter cold sets in overnight.

Black ice is likely to develop overnight, the DOT said in a release, and roads will be monitored.

"Given the limited amount of salt available, however, motorists should drive with reduced speeds, especially on untreated surfaces, and allow extra time for travel," the release stated.

The State Police said there were more than a dozen accidents on Thursday between noon and 3:30 p.m. during a particularly snowy period.

The DOT recommends giving yourself an extra few minutes to get to your destination tonight and tomorrow morning.


my world February 27, 2014 at 06:39 PM
did someone say accident what. say that again neck injury ! oh pain and suffering loss of work oh my . yes please go on. medical bills loss of wages lawyers on the ready let the feeding frenzy begin.
Robert E February 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM
keep hearing of this salt shortage but whan I drove by the RIDOT garage on Anthony road in Portsmouth the salt shed was full to the top. The state may claim to have no salt but it looks like they got a delivery in the past week.
Carol Ann Ketchum February 28, 2014 at 01:33 PM
when is the snow going away,sick of driving in snow,ice,sleet and bad drivers,slow down,black ice,can't see it some times but it's there? what happened to salt or treated sand? Better come soon? where is spring,hopefully around corner,we pray.
10speed February 28, 2014 at 03:09 PM
There are 'do's and don'ts regarding recycle bins. Read the info provided by the contracted company providing the bins. Also, if you opt to use a smaller bin for, say, garbage you get a reduced rate for that smaller bin making your overall bill much less each month.

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