Madison County residents woke up to slick roads on Monday morning. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, roadways across Hot Springs, Mars Hill and other areas were slick with ice and snow after icy and snowy overnight weather. Thankfully, Madison County DOT crews treated the main roadways overnight. Some of the slickest roads were NC 212 in Shelton Laurel, NC 209 and NC 63 in Hot Springs and Future I-26 in Mars Hill, near the Tennessee line. Officials in the area are urging motorists to exercise additional caution as temperatures continue to drop. Refreezing can also cause roadways to become extremely slippery.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently publicizing their annual winter driving safety campaign. Their "Focus on Safety- Winter Driving" campaign is all about preparation before driving and safety behind the wheel. Drivers in Asheville and the surrounding areas could face a variety of different wintry weather conditions this season. From ice and sleet to blizzard-like storms, Asheville motorists need to be prepared for anything.