Roads an icy mess

Motorists are being advised to take it slow on area roads.

There are reports from across the Okanagan of treacherous roads due to black ice.

Highway 1 is closed near Revelstoke and Highway 97 is closed near Falkland due to accidents.

The severity of the accidents is not yet known.

The day's melt followed by freezing temperatures turned roads in skating rinks.

There are numerous Facebook posts of motorists having close calls and warning others to be careful.

“Be safe on the roads tonight guys! I just spun out of control going down Mission Hill with my son! The road is pure ice!!Very scary!!,” posted one North Okanagan driver.

Added another driver, “Be careful. My truck kept doing 90 degree slides on a straight path.”

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