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Dense fog, light ice could affect morning commute

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
National Weather Service

Patchy areas of dense fog are affecting the region Friday morning, the National Weather Service said in a special weather statement issued around 5:30 a.m.

The weather service said it was receiving reports of dense fog with visibility of less than a half mile from across the area.

It is expected to impact the morning commute, as the fog is expected to persist an hour or two past sunrise, which is at 7:25 a.m.

The weather service said that although most major road surface temperatures are above freezing, the fog may combine with subfreezing air temperatures to cause a patchy light ice coating on a few secondary roads and other elevated surfaces.

Drivers encountering dense fog or patchy ice are advised to slow down and increase the distance between vehicles. Use low-beam headlights in areas of low visibility.

Brian C. Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4701, or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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