Then he felt himself a person of consequence, and on smooth, black ice, with a bold heart and a quick elbow, he smoked along over the levels as fast as a pack in full cry.
There were gullies and ravines, and holes like gravel-pits, cut in ice; lumps and scattered pieces frozen down to the original floor of the floe; blotches of old black ice that had been thrust under the floe in some gale and heaved up again; roundish boulders of ice; saw-like edges of ice carved by the snow that flies before the wind; and sunken pits where thirty or forty acres lay below the level of the rest of the field.
Snow falling at temperatures just below 0 Celsius, melting on a slight rise in temperature, and freezing to black ice
after dark defies almost every effort to keep roads clear.
The other phrase is black ice
. This apparently creates many incidents when drivers almost negotiate roundabouts or junctions, and the sudden and hidden lack of adhesion to the road caused the driver to...
AN HEROIC Sunday Mercury photographer pulled a family from the wreckage of a car after it skidded on black ice
and ended up perched precariously on an embankment.
It's called Smirnoff Black Ice
and is aimed to capitalizing on the company's success with its RTD Smirnoff Ice.
with the Robinson brothers played in their hometown of Marske on Saturday following an appearance on TV's Crystal Maze.
If you use water to melt the snow, it may refreeze and turn to black ice
. Black ice
increases the risk of injuries as it is invisible and very slippery.
But rising temperatures will bring a thaw after the heavy snow and black ice
that has brought chaos across the country.
A VALE of Glamorgan woman has returned to Wales after taking part in the Siberian Black Ice
Race along Lake Baikal - the largest lake in the world.
Meanwhile, black ice
caused chaos - as forecasters warned conditions would remain treacherous today.
AN AIR Ambulance helicopter took a badly injured motorist to hospital yesterday after his car left the road in an accident believed to have been precipitated by the presence of black ice