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Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#1 Jan 15, 2014
"The National Weather Service in Albany is warning motorists to watch out for black ice and patchy dense fog during the morning commute.

There were several reports of vehicle sliding off the roadway and reports of rollover accidents between Exits 9 and 10 on Interstate 90 and another rollover near Exit 11 on the Northway.

"Temperatures have fallen below freezing early this morning across the region," meteorologists wrote this Wednesday morning. "This has allowed the wet ground from recent rainfall to freeze on untreated surfaces, creating areas of black ice this morning across much of east (and) central New York and adjacent western New England."

"Motorist are urged to use extreme caution while driving," the weather service said. "Especially when crossing bridges and overpasses and on highway ramps. Pedestrians are urged to use extreme caution while walking, especially on untreated surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways and parking lots."

Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to rise into the 40s with a modest chance of rain for the region.

There is a chance of snow overnight when temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s."

On your drive into work this morning, did you encounter any black ice or accidents? I did between exit 9-10 on the eastbound lanes of I-90. A car flipped over after driving on a patch of black ice.

“Forehead wrinkle”

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Homefries

#2 Jan 15, 2014
Yes, I did.

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#3 Jan 15, 2014
Is the ice really black??? The only time I've seen black ice, is when it's mixed with mud!

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#4 Jan 15, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
"The National Weather Service in Albany is warning motorists to watch out for black ice and patchy dense fog during the morning commute.
There were several reports of vehicle sliding off the roadway and reports of rollover accidents between Exits 9 and 10 on Interstate 90 and another rollover near Exit 11 on the Northway.
"Temperatures have fallen below freezing early this morning across the region," meteorologists wrote this Wednesday morning. "This has allowed the wet ground from recent rainfall to freeze on untreated surfaces, creating areas of black ice this morning across much of east (and) central New York and adjacent western New England."
"Motorist are urged to use extreme caution while driving," the weather service said. "Especially when crossing bridges and overpasses and on highway ramps. Pedestrians are urged to use extreme caution while walking, especially on untreated surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways and parking lots."
Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to rise into the 40s with a modest chance of rain for the region.
There is a chance of snow overnight when temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s."
On your drive into work this morning, did you encounter any black ice or accidents? I did between exit 9-10 on the eastbound lanes of I-90. A car flipped over after driving on a patch of black ice.
All I have to hear are the words...Black Ice...and I go into Panic mode...it's the worst.

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#5 Jan 15, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
Is the ice really black??? The only time I've seen black ice, is when it's mixed with mud!
You really don't know what Black Ice is??? It's when there is moisture on the ground...and we get close to the freezing point...ice forms on the black top...and you cannot see it.

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#6 Jan 16, 2014
Marissa 2 wrote:
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You really don't know what Black Ice is??? It's when there is moisture on the ground...and we get close to the freezing point...ice forms on the black top...and you cannot see it.
Are you talking about the road, as in black top!

“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

Since: Nov 09

-- every day --

#7 Jan 16, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
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Are you talking about the road, as in black top!
Black top is not necessary for 'black ice'. It could be concrete. It's what Marissa wrote. Moisture freezing on the surface (of roads). Not necessarily seen, not in visible patches.

Think 'black ops': it sneaks up on you.

“defusing bigot mind-bombs ”

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#8 Jan 16, 2014
^^^ of course, when one drives appropriately in winter conditions, and for nightfall -- it's not so sneaky.

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#9 Jan 16, 2014
Deer Whisperer wrote:
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Black top is not necessary for 'black ice'. It could be concrete. It's what Marissa wrote. Moisture freezing on the surface (of roads). Not necessarily seen, not in visible patches.
Think 'black ops': it sneaks up on you.
Thanks for clearing that up, DW!

“Ida Hoe”

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What more you gots to know?

#10 Jan 16, 2014
the white ice always be trying to keep the black ice down and make it feel like its no good. we needs prisident obama to make some kind of order demanding that white ice be responsible for paying riparations to the black ice for all the bad stuff white ice dids 200 years ago

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#11 Jan 16, 2014
Spirit67_ wrote:
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Thanks for clearing that up, DW!
It's not fun to mess with...I would rather have 3 inches of snow...at least you get Traction...and you can see it...hope you never encounter Black ice...

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#12 Jan 16, 2014
It's scarey as hell. I haven't had to drive in winter weather for 25 years and I really suck at it anymore. I've slid down my road several times this winter on the way home and have actually had to walk up the hill.

It's too dang cold to be doing that too often.

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#13 Jan 16, 2014
Marissa 2 wrote:
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It's not fun to mess with...I would rather have 3 inches of snow...at least you get Traction...and you can see it...hope you never encounter Black ice...
Hi Marrisa

Our first storm this year (a month ago) dropped an inch and a half of rain/sleet before it snowed 11 inches. It was horrific for a week.

Keep being safe out there.
:)
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Anonymous

Sharon Springs, NY

#14 Jan 16, 2014
I'm guessing spirit is from the south and has never experience black ice! Just so ya know, as alias-Trish has mentioned, it sucks!

“Fishin" in the Moonlight”

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#15 Jan 16, 2014
Black ice with sugar snow blowing and swirling across it is the absolute worse, leaves a thin icy glaze over the entire road and takes away any chance of spotting black ice, experienced that on the expressway coming home, traffic was doing 30-40 MPH and still spinning out and sliding int another, a few pointers for driving in this weather is leave a little early if possible so you can drive slower, give the other person more room as well as yourself, all give yourself lots of stopping room and remember you don't have to pump anti lock brakes but they will lock up on ice and snow pack, gently apply them when needed, when the lanes aren't visible I choose the slow lane so I have less chance of colliding with another driver than if I were in the middle lane or hitting the concrete divider parallel to the fast lane, gives me an out if things get hairy and I only have to worry about the guy on my left. Give big rigs even more room than others....you think you have a hard time stopping, xs that by 10 and you'll understand how hard it is to stop one on snow and ice. Give emergency vehicles and wreckers the respect they deserve on the side of an icy road.
And just remember, all those lunatics that shouldn't have a license to drive in the summer, well they're still on the roads.
Be safe in your travels people, wherever they may lead ya and remember to toss a few survival necessities in the vehicle, one never knows.

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#16 Jan 16, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
I'm guessing spirit is from the south and has never experience black ice! Just so ya know, as alias-Trish has mentioned, it sucks!
My first experience was when I was in my early twenties and I was delivering Flowers on Mothers day in Vermont. Two lane highway on a decline ... 360 and thank God no one was near.

Second was in Anchorage, Alaska ... The streetlight just went out and I didn't trust going through what had been a green light, just in case ... another three sixty and again ... But for the grace of God go I.

My last experience has been trying to dry home this past week. Slid down the hill backwards ... thankfully I got out of the ditch and just went back down. Had to walk a mile home though.

Yep, that sucks ... now normally that's a good thing, but not on ice!

:O
Independent

United States

#17 Jan 16, 2014
SLY WEST wrote:
Black ice with sugar snow blowing and swirling across it is the absolute worse, leaves a thin icy glaze over the entire road and takes away any chance of spotting black ice, experienced that on the expressway coming home, traffic was doing 30-40 MPH and still spinning out and sliding int another, a few pointers for driving in this weather is leave a little early if possible so you can drive slower, give the other person more room as well as yourself, all give yourself lots of stopping room and remember you don't have to pump anti lock brakes but they will lock up on ice and snow pack, gently apply them when needed, when the lanes aren't visible I choose the slow lane so I have less chance of colliding with another driver than if I were in the middle lane or hitting the concrete divider parallel to the fast lane, gives me an out if things get hairy and I only have to worry about the guy on my left. Give big rigs even more room than others....you think you have a hard time stopping, xs that by 10 and you'll understand how hard it is to stop one on snow and ice. Give emergency vehicles and wreckers the respect they deserve on the side of an icy road.
And just remember, all those lunatics that shouldn't have a license to drive in the summer, well they're still on the roads.
Be safe in your travels people, wherever they may lead ya and remember to toss a few survival necessities in the vehicle, one never knows.
Great advice Sly.

I will add a link to a good suggestion for a survival kit folks should carry in their cars.

http://readywisconsin.wi.gov/winter/HowToMake...

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#18 Jan 16, 2014
Ooops, not dry,... Drive.

Baby, you can drive my car. I did have several drive me up the hill and one was a hellion and I was terrified, but felt safe and it was fun. I should get out and enjoy some ice.

I used to love to do a 180 with my front wheel drive.

:)

Oh, just remembered another.

I was 17 and we lived on dead end that the pavement ended just as we entered our drive way. It was a serious incline and my car went right over the embankment. It hung there teetering. Thank goodness dad was near by to get me outta that mess and thank goodness I didn't go over and my car wasn't hurt either. I've been lucky ... I do not feel lucky anymore.
Independent

United States

#19 Jan 16, 2014
AIias - Trish wrote:
Had to walk a mile home though.
Yep, that sucks ... now normally that's a good thing, but not on ice!
:O
Les Schwab tire store sells chains for shoes. They really help on the ice.

:^D

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#20 Jan 16, 2014
Independent wrote:
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Les Schwab tire store sells chains for shoes. They really help on the ice.
:^D
Brilliant ... only all I really need it something to thaw the hub (four wheel) on the side the sun don't shine on.

:)

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