While our area is experiencing a nice thaw at the moment, odds are another freeze or two is on the way before winter is over. Even on a warm day, temperatures could fall overnight leaving patches of black ice in your path the next morning. No one plans for a spill on the ice in the winter, but there are ways to plan against it. This article offers some good advice on minimizing your risk of this type of accident.
- Wear proper footwear. Look for slip resistant soles or invest in a pair of traction cleats that can easily be slipped over shoes or boots.
- Check your steps and sidewalks before leaving your house in the morning. Another good time to check is before stepping out of your car.
- Scan the path ahead of you when walking. If it looks wet, it could be black ice.
These few simple precautions might help you avoid an unfortunate accident.