Black ice creates treacherous morning commute across Hudson Valley

The wet snow from Tuesday morning experienced considerable melting in the afternoon, only to freeze as temperatures dropped overnight.

Lisa LaRocca

Feb 14, 2024, 11:29 AM

Updated 160 days ago

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This morning, DPWs across the Hudson Valley issued warnings about treacherous black ice on roadways.
The wet snow from Tuesday morning experienced considerable melting in the afternoon, only to freeze as temperatures dropped overnight.
Safety experts urge drivers to exercise caution, slow down, and maintain a safe following distance between vehicles. They emphasize that excessive speed is the leading cause of accidents in winter weather conditions.
In the event of encountering black ice, experts recommend avoiding sudden maneuvers and braking if possible. If braking becomes necessary, it should be applied gently. Drivers are advised to wait until their vehicles slow down enough to regain traction before gently accelerating.


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