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The next meeting of Division 295 will be held on March 9th at 19:00.

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WHAT IS BLACK ICE?

Black ice forms when the air temperature is warmer than pavement, which causes moisture to rapidly freeze and create a thin, transparent layer of ice on roadways and walkways. It can trick people into thinking it is water on the road or sidewalk.

WHERE TO FIND BLACK ICE

Black ice is likely to form first under bridges, over overpasses, intersections, shady spots on walkways and where ever there is a possibility of water accumulation.

TIPS IN DEALING WITH BLACK ICE

1. Have good situational awareness of where black ice can occur.


2. Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses, intersections and shady walk areas.


3. Drive conservatively, keeping plenty of space between cars and allowing longer stopping distances.


4. Never brake while driving on ice. Brake only during your approach to suspected areas.


5. Salt and sand walkways and roadways where required.


6. Adjust your walking stride around suspected black ice areas.


7. Re-direct eaves trough downspouts away from walkway areas and door entrances of offices, tool shacks, etc.
 
 
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