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Tips for dealing with dangerous winter weather road conditions

Posted at 8:56 PM, Jan 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 23:56:46-05

LAS VEGAS/KTNV — Two things we don't often have to deal with in Southern Nevada is freezing temperatures and moisture. When the two combine, they can cause a dangerous road condition known as black ice.

Black ice was responsible for causing three accidents on St. Louis Avenue Wednesday morning near 10th Street.

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The Las Vegas Valley Water District reported a water main break overnight which caused water to pool up and freeze.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, here are a few things to keep in mind when encountering black ice on the road:

  • Try to remain calm and avoid overreacting
  • Do not hit the brakes
  • Try to keep the steering wheel straight.

Also, the general rule when dealing with black ice is to do as little as possible and allow your car to pass over the ice.