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Keeping an eye on Friday's frigid commute to work

  • Blog Post by: Tim Harlow
  • February 1, 2013 - 5:15 AM

Good morning commuters.

With the coldest weather of the season, today is definitely the day to have your AAA card handy. For those of you whose vehicle does start, look out for black ice on the roads.

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, black ice is a possibility.

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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