By 3 News online staff
Black ice is likely to confront drivers in the central North Island tomorrow with clear weather and dropping temperatures overnight a recipe for icy roads.
Central District police are warning the black ice could pose a danger to motorists until mid-morning tomorrow and say precautions should be taken.
"When a clear cold day follows a day of rain, surplus moisture on the roads will freeze over and there is a high probability for black ice," road policing manager acting Inspector Nigel Allan says.
Drivers, particularly those on long-haul trips and early morning commuters, will need to take "extreme care", he says.
Vehicles should be checked for roadworthiness and all windows should be completely clear of ice, police say.
Drivers should also carry a fully-charged mobile phone, blanket, snacks and water on hand in case of an emergency or breakdown.
Police are also reminding drivers to allow more time to get to their destination, keep speed down and to allow for plenty of stopping distance.
The Saddle Rd, Pahiatua Track, Mount Bruce and Norsewood are expecting snow.