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black ice

a thin transparent layer of new ice on a road or similar surface
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

black ice

[′blak ‚īs]
(hydrology)
A type of ice forming on lake or salt water; compact, and dark in appearance because of its transparency.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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For now, Smirnoff Black Ice is only available in British pubs, bars and restaurants.
And with temperatures struggling to rise above freezing until the weekend, forecaster Tony Metcalfe at the Birmingham Weather Centre, said there would be black ice on untreated roads and pavements.
Snow ploughs were called out to keep open the M74 motorway and elsewhere in Strathclyde, black ice brought a spate of minor accidents, said police.
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