Black ice creates dangerous driving on roadways

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DOBBS FERRY -

A wintry mix coated many of the Hudson Valley's roadways with black ice today and caused numerous cancellations and school delays.

There was a mixture of snow, rain and ice that fell before the sun came up.  The farther north you went, the more slushy the conditions became with roads and sidewalks getting icy.

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Salters and sanders were out coating the roads, but there was nowhere near enough accumulation for plows.  Still, some Hudson Valley schools were on a two-hour delay due to the slippery conditions.

Many residents that spoke with News 12 say they would rather have the wintry mix than a snowstorm. "I'm hoping that it stays like this, hoping we don't get much of that good white stuff that we get," says Laura Maloney, of Yonkers.

News 12 meteorologists say conditions have improved dramatically as much of the region is now above freezing. The afternoon commute may see scattered showers and drizzle, but temperatures are expected to be in the 40s.  Still, black ice could reappear in higher elevations.

Stay with News 12 for the latest forecast information, and download the News 12 app for weather updates on the go.

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