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Tuesday's drive to work: Watch out for black ice

  • Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
  • January 22, 2013 - 5:18 AM

Good morning commuters.

After the holiday on Monday, it's back to work and school for most people today, and that combined with the frigid conditions black ice is definitely a possibility today.

Black ice forms when the air temperature is warmer than the pavement, which causes moisture to rapidly freeze and creat a thin and transparent layer of ice on the roads. With more vehicles on the road today and current temperatures between -15 and -10 degrees, look out.

MnDOT says bridges, overpasses and tunnels are places where black ice is most likely to form.

If you see any congestion, delays, accidents or issues on the roads, send an e-mail to drive@startribune.com or a tweet to @stribdrive.

Be safe.

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