Slick roads call for extra caution during morning commute

Icy Road Sign
Icy Road Sign (AP Photo)

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Snow and brine trucks hit the streets early this morning, to tackle slick roads in and around the Wichita metro area.

The combination of moisture in the air and temperatures hovering around freezing, has left many streets in less than favorable condition.

So far, most main roads are slick, but clear. Some patchy ice has been reported.

There have been several reports of accidents, along with reports of slippery spots near Goddard and in south Sedgwick County between Derby and Rose Hill.

There are a few things you can do to avoid an accident on a morning like today, according to AAA.

First, take your time and slow down.

Second, brake slowly and only when you need to, in order to avoid skidding on the roads; Use extra caution when driving over and under bridges where ice tends to accumulate.

Finally, make sure your tires are fully inflated to give you the best grip on the road.

Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing after 9 a.m. after the rush hour morning commute.