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Black ice concerns for morning commute

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By: Melissa Randall

Snow, sleet and freezing rain has coated Southern New England making traveling treacherous. Officials are urging drivers to use caution Thursday morning. The highways were treated again overnight, but the latest storm left behind plenty of water on the roads.

Rhode Island State Police say there were no major accidents or spin outs on the highways overnight. For the most part the roads were quiet as drivers headed the warnings and stayed home.

Thursday morning's commute is a concern, however. As people head back to work and school after a snow day they will be met with patchy black ice.

"I am watching the cars drive past me and everybody is swerving, the slush is crazy, not to mention the snow we had a couple of days ago now is ice," said one driver.

"It's a lot colder, I've seen a lot of slush, sleet it was raining, now it's kind of rain snow," said another.

Students in one city will be able to sleep in. Cranston Public Schools have a one hour delay due to icy road conditions.

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