Nothing spells danger quite like black ice and heavy freezing fog. The National Weather Service in Albany is warning motorists of both conditions developing this morning (12/22/20) from the Mohawk Valley to the capitol District.

The hazardous conditions will prevail through the morning commute until temperatures warm above freezing. Bridges and overpasses may be extremely slick.

WHERE:

Southern Herkimer-Southern Fulton-Montgomery-Northern Saratoga-Northern Warren-Northern Washington-Western Schenectady- Eastern Schenectady-Southern Saratoga-Eastern Albany-Western Rensselaer-Northern Fulton-Southeast Warren-Southern Washington

WHAT:

Areas of dense fog will persist across portions of the Lake George Saratoga region, Mohawk Valley and greater Capital Region through 9 AM. Some visibilities may drop to or below one quarter of a mile, especially in the Lake George Saratoga region.

In addition, with temperatures remaining in the upper 20s to lower 30s, areas of black ice will be likely on previously wet, untreated surfaces. Slippery travel conditions will be likely, especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses, as well as parking lots, driveways, and secondary roadways.

Motorists are warned to be prepared for poor visibilities and slippery travel conditions through the morning commute.

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