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Black ice creates nightmare commute on I-15 in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — Icy roads snarled morning commutes the day after Thanksgiving, especially along the I-15 freeway in Victorville.

A dip in temperatures after two powerful winter storms was likely to blame for the dangerous commute.

Patches of black ice were reported on the I-15 between Stoddard Wells and D Street which resulted in multiple spin-outs and collisions.

At about 4:00 am, Victorville City Firefighters responded to multiple separate collisions near E Street on the southbound side assisting with a non-injury crash when an SUV slammed into the back of the engine.

Officials were forced to shut down Highway 18/D Street bridge connecting Victorville and Apple Valley due to black ice and multiple collisions early Friday morning.

A couple of Caltrans snowplows moved in and spread deicer on the roadway.

The Town of Apple Valley tweeted and said, “Black Friday is taking on a different meaning this morning with black ice on the roads. There are reports of spin-outs and traffic collisions due to icy road conditions. Public Works crews are out adding cinders to icy roads to help melt the ice. Please drive slowly and safely!”

(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News Group)
(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News Group)
(Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News Group)

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