The following image was publicly posted by @DuchessAllie on Twitter.
— Allie T (@DuchessAllie) December 24, 2016
Early morning tweets also reported extremely slippery roads in and around Sooke. The forecast for tomorrow is bright and sunny, so this means you should anticipate more black ice in the morning.
— Langford Fire Rescue (@LangfordFire) December 24, 2016
Tips for driving on black ice
With temperatures hovering around and below zero (forecasted low of zero for tonight, and -1 for tomorrow night), black ice becomes a very real driving concern. Tips from an article on Wikihow include:
- Stay off of the phone, and don’t mess with the radio. Keep both hands on the steering wheel.
- A good tip for any ice driving is to avoid sudden movements.
- If the weather is bad and the conditions are likely to result in black ice, try to stay home and avoid driving at all.
- Have snow tires fitted before the temperatures drop low enough to cause black ice.
The Wikihow article includes driving tips. It’s worth reading in full.
Here is also a video on Winter driving.
- B.C. drivers urged to Shift Into Winter
- ICBC survey: half of drivers using winter tires this year
- DRIVING: Seeing is half the secret; the other half is being seen
- Stuck behind a snow plow? Here’s what you should do
- Message from Mainroad South: Roads are serviced on a priority basis
- Clear your windshield or pay this fine
- Good to Know cold weather trick: Defrost your car window in less than a minute
- DRIVING: ICBC advises drivers on the South Coast to adapt to winter road conditions
- DRIVING: Black ice
- Good to Know: What you need to know about black ice and driving