NYC mayor issues travel advisory for black ice

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NEW YORK — A travel advisory has been issued beginning Monday night through Friday for black ice.

“The warmer daytime temperatures will help with melting, but lower nighttime temperatures can create dangerous icing and freezing,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press release.

Black ice poses as a danger for drivers and pedestrians. The icy roads can cause cars without snow tires to slide on streets. Sidewalks covered in ice are often not visible to pedestrians walking.

“New Yorkers should stay safe and take their time when driving or walking around outside,” de Blasio said.

The city’s Sanitation Department is still working to clear roads throughout the five boroughs. Many areas in Queens and Staten Island are still covered in two feet of snow.