Dangerous Ice Condition

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James R.'s Comment
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I took a picture just for you guys to show a dangerous condition I've only seen twice in 700k miles of driving.

Usually in the morning or evening due to sun angles and when the temperature is borderline salt melt possible the road can give a strong impression that the surface is thin moisture but it isn't. If it's melted at all, it's only a small percentage and is mostly ice. It's more dangerous than black ice because you can clearly see it, but it's mostly ignored and the majority drive 50+

I drove through 280 today early this morning, and when I passed back through 45 minutes later after delivering at least 10 cars were in the snow.

The tell is obvious, is there enough mist coming off the road to imply that it's actually thawed. You can tell in the picture there's very very little of any leaving the road even though it looks like typical moist tire tracks.

And to be clear, I don't like taking pictures while driving but I wanted to capture this somewhat rare condition

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TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jammer a's Comment
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I’m watching the same over here coming outta south Texas but I can’t load a pic to save my hind end people are careless not only with there lives out here but with everyone 1 around them be safe!!

I took a picture just for you guys to show a dangerous condition I've only seen twice in 700k miles of driving.

Usually in the morning or evening due to sun angles and when the temperature is borderline salt melt possible the road can give a strong impression that the surface is thin moisture but it isn't. If it's melted at all, it's only a small percentage and is mostly ice. It's more dangerous than black ice because you can clearly see it, but it's mostly ignored and the majority drive 50+

I drove through 280 today early this morning, and when I passed back through 45 minutes later after delivering at least 10 cars were in the snow.

The tell is obvious, is there enough mist coming off the road to imply that it's actually thawed. You can tell in the picture there's very very little of any leaving the road even though it looks like typical moist tire tracks.

And to be clear, I don't like taking pictures while driving but I wanted to capture this somewhat rare condition

0486852001613492094.jpg

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PackRat's Comment
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Looks like 70 and 35 all around KC this morning. Only, this was every now and then. Most of the roads were fine, until they weren't, which is why we need to be especially on guard.

Great photo!

JakeBreak's Comment
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Looks like 80 coming out of Laramie this morning. It wasn't too bad, just had to go a little slower and leave following distance. Which if I may rant here those damn 4 wheelers make it stupidly hard to do with thier hard braking on slick surfaces.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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