Roads Remain Slick

, Posted: Sat, December 7 2013 at 6:42 PM, Updated: Sat, December 7 2013 at 6:49 PM

The Oregon Department of Transportation has been working all day to keep area roads safe throughout Jackson and Josephine counties.

Over 20 plows, sanders, and de-icers were clearing the streets of snow in Grants Pass, Medford, and Ashland. But now ODOT says
roads are still wet and with the coldest temperatures still on their way, they say drivers need to be cautious of black ice.

There have already been a number of accidents reported all day throughout the valley.

Most of the Main Streets around Medford were clear for drivers today.

This is what it looked like on Crater Lake Highway this afternoon near the intersection of Poplar Drive.

Traffic seemed to be moving fairly smoothly, although most drivers were driving a few miles under the speed limit as a safety precaution.

Many of the streets around the valley saw a thick heavy sheets of ice.

This is what it looked like outside of NBC-5's studio on Fir Street in downtown Medford around 2:30 this afternoon.

The ice made the roads very slippery for both motorists and pedestrians.

Law enforcement agencies are still reminding drivers to take it easy on the road ways.

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