Black ice conditions may be present in Fayette, Coweta on Tuesday morning

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    Residents of Fayette and Coweta counties should be aware that black ice conditions could exist on roadways Tuesday morning due to temperatures falling below freezing Monday night.

    Coweta County Emergency Management Director Jay Jones on Monday afternoon a significant threat for widespread black ice issues exists for Tuesday morning near and north of a line from Troup, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Rockdale, Walton, Oconee and Oglethorpe counties.

    Jones said the National Weather Service is predicting that precipitation will be ending between midnight and 2 a.m. Tuesday and that temperatures will be below freezing across the entire area by 4 a.m.

    “There is only light breeze predicted and of course there will be no solar drying during this period so there is a strong likelihood that roads may stay wet with freezing possible,” said Jones. “There is a significant threat for widespread black ice problems tomorrow morning across this entire area.”