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.

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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