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Beware Of Icy Roads

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Traveling from one place to another in your RV this Winter can be fun and exciting. Here are some tips and supplies you may need for driving in colder areas where you may find ice or black ice.

Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, is a thin coating of glaze ice on a surface, especially on roads. The ice itself is not black, but visually transparent, allowing the often black road below to be seen through it. The typically low levels of noticeable ice pellets, snow, or sleet surrounding black ice means that areas of the ice are often practically invisible to drivers or people stepping on it. There is, thus, a risk of skidding and subsequent accident due to the unexpected loss of traction. black ice as “a thin sheet of ice, relatively dark in appearance, [that] may form when light rain or drizzle falls on a road surface that is at a temperature below 0 °C (32 °F). Because it represents only a thin accumulation, black ice is highly transparent and thus difficult to see as compared with snow, frozen slush, or thicker ice layers. In addition, it often is interleaved with wet pavement, which is nearly identical in appearance. This condition makes driving, cycling or walking on affected surfaces extremely dangerous.

Mountain Driving.

Black ice is a great hazard for climbers and scramblers. Cold weather is common at high altitudes, and black ice quickly forms on rock surfaces. Loss of traction is as sudden and unexpected as on a pavement or road, but can be fatal if the rock is in an exposed position with a drop below. An ice-axe and crampons are essential use in such circumstances as they will help to prevent a fall, and a belay rope will help to arrest a fall.

Must Haves For Winter Road Trip In Colder Regions.

  • A shovel, kitty litter, sand bags or salt.
  • Windshield scraper and small broom.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Chains for tires.
  • Road hazzard flashers for night time.
  • Jumper cables, battery charger for RV.
  • Battery powered radio. Chargers for phones.
  • Keep phones charged up.
  • Water.
  • Snack food including energy bars, peanut butter.
  • Matches and small candles.
  • Extra blankets, electric blankets.

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