Melted snow, cold temps could cause black ice

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02/22/2015 3:07 PM |
Today's sunshine and warmer temps melted some snow here on Main Road. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Today’s sunshine and warmer temps melted some snow here on Main Road. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Don’t let Sunday afternoon’s sunshine fool you into thinking winter weather has passed.

The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures are going to drop below freezing tonight with a low at around 15 degrees.

And with Sunday’s sunny skies at a high near 38 degrees, some melted snow could cause black ice conditions.

Riverhead Town Highway Superintendent Gio Woodson said in an interview Sunday night that his crew plans to sand/salt only the main roads this evening.

“We need to conserve until we get more supplies,” he said.

Southold Town Highway Superintendent Vinny Orlando said flooding has been largely avoided because the snow absorbed most of the rain.

“As soon as the sun goes down, the temperatures will drop and we’ll definitely be out sanding again,” he said about his crew working on roads in Southold Town this evening. “Drivers should take their time and be careful of black ice.”

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