Be Wary Of Black Ice In The Quad Cities Today
I regret ever saying that the snow this past weekend was underwhelming. Mother Nature seems determined to prove herself now. According to The Weather Channel, we are under a Winter Storm Warning until 9 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday the 23rd.
A few inches of snow are expected, but right now the big concern is the ice. Roads are slick, and salting is vital.
But if there's one thing I've learned over the years of Midwestern winters, it's that on days like today you have to specifically watch out for black ice. My mom once slipped on black ice, and broke her ankle clean in half.
The tricky part is, you can't always see black ice right away. In the dictionary, black ice is defined as "a transparent coating of ice, found especially on a road or other paved surface." That transparent thing can be tricky. But, in the right lighting, you can see the sheen of ice on the pavement.
So, make sure you walk carefully, and have kitty litter in your car just in case!