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Black ice adds increased dangers in second round of winter storms

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

The snow isn't the only issue you'll be facing on the roads.

With temperatures nearing 40 degrees Monday afternoon, snow packs were melting. But as temperatures will drop in the evening, that melted snow will quickly turn to ice.

Quincy Police Officer Kelly Vandermaiden says even though you may not see it, black ice could be lurking at the intersections.

She says you need to remember that it will take you longer to come to a stop.

"So most definitely just keep your distance from the vehicle in front of you and like I said if you don't have to be out, stay home," Vandermaiden said.

It's just another added danger to driving in winter weather.

"Our last snow storm, Thursday, we had a lot of accidents a lot of people getting stuck," Vandermaiden said. "And that was without the issue of black ice. So when it starts snowing if you don't have to be out, don't go out.

Vandermaiden also says if you do get in an accident or slide off the road, be aware that emergency response time will take a little longer due to the weather.

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