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Season’s First Black Ice Causes Crashes

It's a sign of autumn and Chicago is experiencing it for the first time this year. Black ice.
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Photo Of Road Salt On Pavement. (SUFFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 08: A digger digs out grit for the roads at a gritting depot in Suffolk as heavy snow fall sweeps across the country on February 8, 2007 in Suffolk, United Kingdom. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Photo Of Road Salt On Pavement. (SUFFOLK, UNITED KINGDOM – FEBRUARY 08: A digger digs out grit for the roads at a gritting depot in Suffolk as heavy snow fall sweeps across the country on February 8, 2007 in Suffolk, United Kingdom. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – It’s a sign of autumn and Chicago is experiencing it for the first time this year. Black ice.

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Newsradio 780’s Bart Shore reports the thin coating of invisible–or black ice–on roadway surfaces resulted in numerous crashes in portions of the Chicago area Monday morning.

There were icy patches in the Elgin area and also in Lake County due to moisture-laden ground fog that froze, particularly on elevated surfaces such as bridges.

At one point this morning, Randall Road in Elgin was shut down. Kane County road crews were called to lay down salt the road is now open.

Expect the black ice to disappear as the sun heats roadway surfaces.

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