MDOT urges drivers to stay off roads
Sustained sub-freezing temperatures and waves of frozen precipitation in nearly every county have resulted in ice on roads and bridges.
MDOT crews have been treating with salt, brine, and slag, but the effectiveness of those measures decreases exponentially as the temperatures approach the single digits.
The colder it gets the less effective salt becomes to treat ice on a roadway.
All highways currently remain open, but motorists are strongly urged to avoid travel if possible, in affected areas.