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Road officials warn of refreeze, black ice for Friday morning hours

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

State and Greenville County road officials are warning of potential black ice on many roads in the area.

SCDOT worked Thursday to remove excess snow and slush out of the roadways, but the sun melted much of the snow, and temperatures are expected to drop below freezing in much of the Upstate.

"There may be some that's off the shoulder of the road but it's melting and running back across the road," said Jason Allison, spokesman for SCDOT.

Bob Mihalic with Greenville County Emergency Management said Thursday drivers should be extra careful when traveling rural roads with lots of trees, where the sun was unable to melt the ice and snow.

Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee County roads were also partially covered in ice and snow Thursday, SCDOT officials said. The same black ice warnings apply to those areas.

Drivers, emboldened by the appearance of the sun Thursday, made their way carefully through slushy Upstate roads, but many said they were worried about Friday morning's commute because of the threat of ice.

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