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Photo Gallery: Black ice covering road

Invisible "black ice" completely covers a rural highway - would you be able to tell it was there if you were driving on this road? Most likely you wouldn't - that is, until your car began to slide! Black ice forms from freezing rain, which creates a thin layer of ice on roadways that appears identical to wet or even dry pavement. You can prepare yourself for black ice by paying attention to the air temperatures before you get into your car. If temperatures are at or below 32° Farenheight (0° Celsius) and precipitation (rain or snow) has been present, expect roads to be icy!

Black ice due to freezing rain

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