Black Ice

Submitted by ub on Sun, 01/25/2015 - 01:24

The New York City Departments of Sanitation, Transportation, and Emergency Management have issued a Weather Update. Black ice may create travel hazards into Sunday.

As temperatures drop below freezing areas of black ice are possible on walk ways and untreated surfaces. Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling tonight and drive slowly. Vehicles take longer to stop on snow and ice than on dry pavement.

Pedestrians should exercise caution, avoid slippery surfaces, and have a heightened awareness of cars, particularly when approaching or crossing intersections. Seniors should take extra care outdoors to avoid slips and falls from icy conditions.