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What is “black ice?”

The term “black ice” refers to one of two conditions: a new layer of ice on water, which appears dark in color because the ice is transparent and so we see the deep water below, or a layer of clear ice on a roadway, which makes for hazardous driving conditions.

In both cases the ice is not black, but transparent, and therefore shows the color of the underlying surface. Continue reading

Category: Seasons, Weather Dangers

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