Based on our temperatures for this week, you would never guess that we are still in the midst of winter. However, overnight our temperatures are still cold and near freezing. Winter precipitation mixed with cold temperatures has the potential to form black ice. Black ice is a clear coating of ice that forms over all exposed surfaces including walkways, sidewalks, and roadways.
Black ice can form when rain and snow melt and temperatures drop below freezing. It can also form when condensed moisture in the air, like dew or fog, freezes. It is clear and can pose a severe risk for motorists and pedestrians.
When you need to venture out on the roads where there is black ice, take the following precautions:
- Make sure your tires have proper treads.
- Make sure your windshields are cleared off so you can see.
- Leave extra time and space.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, contact the New Haven auto accident attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm. Our team of lawyers is experienced at handling cases like this and will work our hardest to protect your long term interests.