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Fog Could Freeze Making Central Texas Travel Hazardous

This image from a Texas Department of Transportation camera showed moisture forming Monday afternoon on Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple. (TxDOT photo)

This image from a Texas Department of Transportation camera showed moisture forming Monday afternoon on Interstate 35 between Waco and Temple. (TxDOT photo)

(December 9, 2013) Moisture from fog in parts of Central Texas was building up Monday afternoon on some roadways including Interstate 35 and as temperatures fall overnight, the condensation could freeze, forming dangerous black ice, the Texas Department of Transportation said.

The moisture on the interstate was visible Monday afternoon in images from cameras along the highway between Waco and Temple, TxDOT said.

Temperatures were near freezing throughout the region Monday afternoon and will fall into the 20s overnight with wind chill readings as low as 14.

Elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses will be the first to freeze over.

Any wet or slushy roads can also be expected to refreeze overnight, the National Weather Service said.

Black ice is particularly dangerous because it’s invisible to drivers.

Tuesday will be sunny with highs in the 40s, but the temperature will drop back into the 20s overnight, which means any wet spots will again refreeze.


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