Freezing rain advisory issued for Quad City area

Cars backed up on Zoo Rd. south of Hwy 6 due to freezing roads (submitted photo)

Cars backed up on Zoo Rd. south of Hwy 6 due to freezing roads (submitted photo)

Drizzle and light rain is expected to make roadways icy throughout the evening.

According to the National Weather Service a freezing rain advisory was issued for counties north of the Quad Cities on Friday, January 10, 2014. The advisory was set to last until midnight.

Roads are expected to become slippery throughout the evening making travel difficult. The National Weather Service is advising drivers to stay home, unless travel is necessary.

Ice accumulations were expected to be less than one-tenth of an inch in Clinton, Carroll, and Whiteside Counties.

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A News 8 viewer spotted around two dozen vehicles stranded at Zoo Road south of Highway 6 before 6 p.m. Friday. Officials sent crews to attempt to relieve some ice on the roads. Traffic began moving again shortly after 6:30 p.m.

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