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Black Ice Makes Driving Treacherous

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YAKIMA--Roads in many areas look much clearer than they were just a few weeks ago.  But, the most dangerous winter hazard is one you can't see:  black ice.

The Washington Department of Transportation wants to remind you to drive slowly and keep an eye out on the spots where it's most likely to form, which include shady spots like overpasses and underpasses.

"Some of those places that don't get a lot of sun and don't melt off during the day, they have a tendency to get icy," DoT spokeswoman Meagan McFadden said.  "Bridges [are also dangerous] so people need to be very cautious."

Add in the fog we had Sunday, January 1, and driving can be treacherous.

McFadden adds people should drive extra slow, because one spinout can cause several others as drivers try to avoid the initial accident.