Fog and ice impact commute, cause school delays

- Heavy fog and icy roadways have created problems Tuesday morning and have prompted dozens of schools to either close or delay their opening times.


Many are waking to frozen car windshields and slick spots along side streets and sidewalks. Untreated surfaces are major areas of concern and are at risk of being frozen.

The thick fog rolled in during the overnight hours following a period of sleet and freezing rain on Monday. Drivers are urged to leave early and to reduce speeds as visibility has been greatly reduced.

Highways are mostly clear but icy problem areas still remain, especially along bridges and overpasses which tend to stay frozen longer.



FOX 5's Mike Thomas says the fog will soon dissipate and most of the ice will be gone by later this morning temperatures climb into the mid to upper 40s.

A late week warm up is expected with highs in the 60s likely by Friday.

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