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Old 01-18-2013, 05:29 PM
 
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On I-77 I saw a warning sign to look out for black ice.

Before I go to Google, anyone want to guess what it is, before you go to Google?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, refers to a thin coating of glazed ice on a surface. While not truly black, it is virtually transparent, allowing black asphalt roadways to be seen through it.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:21 PM
 
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I had to deal with black ice in Maine. Often times you don't see it til you are almost upon it. Not to scare you, but, black ice is very dangerous. It ususally doesn't last very long, but, if you get on a patch of B I, it can throw you into a skid and you can lose control of your auto.

Where I always found it was (and always in the same places):
on a curve
under shadey trees where the sun never is
always on paved road, never on dirt roads
always on back or side roads
of course the temp at that place has to be 32 degress or lower.
keep your eye on the road and if you see "shiny" slow down considerably without hitting the brakes.

Once you see a patch of BI make a mental note of it and go on another road if you can or at least slow way down. It will always be there.
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