A transparent coating of ice, found especially on a road or other paved surface.
- The A127 and A13 were particularly badly hit after several centimetres of snow fell overnight, compounded by black ice and a frost which hardened the snow into a virtual skating rink.
- Road conditions were bad after Wednesday night's rain led to areas of black ice on both roads and footpaths making driving conditions difficult for both drivers and pedestrians.
- The Longfield Road, which leads to Dundalk, is completely out of bounds because of the amount of black ice on the road.
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