A videographer in southwest Nova Scotia has posted a startling video reminding other drivers how deceptive road conditions can be. 

Paul Pothier of Wellington was driving to work on Thursday morning when his dashcam captured a Jeep Liberty going off the road and into the ditch on Highway 101, just before the Meteghan exit.

"There were two vehicles in front of me, and the second vehicle began to pass the first vehicle. And suddenly it lost control and started to fishtail. It totally lost control and ended up almost rolling over into the ditch on the side of the road in a spectacular fashion," Pothier said.

Pothier stopped his car and ran back to help the driver of the Jeep.

"I didn't know what to expect. As soon as I backed up my own vehicle, and I got out of it, his head popped out. I said, 'Are you okay?' He said, 'Yup, I'm fine.' And I just ran to him and I helped him out of the vehicle."

Pothier said although the pavement looked clear and wet, he realized that it was in fact a sheet of black ice.