Black Ice Remains A Concern After Winter Storm

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (CBS 2/1010 WINS) — Based on CBS 2HD’s Mobile 2 tours throughout our region, road crews seemed to performed admirably in the face of yet another storm. However, isolated pockets of dangerous black ice remain, which can cause big problems for traction-challenged commuters.

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“You can spin out in a heartbeat. You know, you never know with black ice, so I’m concerned about accidents happening,” said Matt Faivre of Tenafly, NJ.

Multiple accidents have been reported, with jackknifed big rigs and SUVs involved.

Pedestrians also must be cautious as the hazards are not limited to the roads. Slippery sidewalks threaten to bring you to the ground without warning warrant. For more information about keeping safe in icy conditions, check out our ice storm safety guide.

“This is dangerous. I had to walk in the street and almost got hit by a car,” said Ruby Whitfield of Bensonhurst.

Even though yesterday’s ice storm created dangerous conditions, it also gave area residents a chance to marvel at some of the beauty of the spectacle. That said, commuters nonetheless groused about slow and disrupted service along some parts of the rail system during the storm.

How do you think clean-up crews performed? Sound off in our comments section.

  • pugphan

    Remember folks, no eating, drinking, cell and no smoking while driving. Stay focus
    it’s slip and slide out there. stay safe! smokersodysseycom

  • jtorres

    I stayed home yesterday. I’m lucky, I can days off for things like bad weather. The hours are taken out of my vacation time but it’s better than trying to negotiate dangerous streets and risk falling and breaking a leg or arm on the ice. I drove to the bus stop today and although there were some icy patches, it wasn’t all that bad. It’s better than I thought it would be but I think some of that had to do with the rain washing away some of the ice yesterday afternoon

  • bert sirote

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