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Black Ice Can Be Dangerous

12/3/2019 (Permalink)

Black Ice

SERVPRO of Newark wants to warn you of Black Ice this time of year!

Black ice is a term for frozen water that forms on roadways when there is even the slightest amount of moisture present.  This forms slightly above the road surface where the tires are riding above the actual road surface and is hard to detect.  This is a big cause of accidents during these cold winter months when temperatures reach below freezing (32 F)

Bridges can be especially dangerous and precaution should be taken between sunset and sunrise.

The best thing to look for is the pavement is dry and see spots that look dark and glossy, there is a good chance those areas have the dangerous layer of ice formed already and to take precaution when driving.  Since your vehicle has lack of traction on ice, the best rule is to stay calm and let the vehicle pass over it without breaking or accelerating.

Stay Safe!

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