Dense fog contains water droplets that can freeze on exposed surfaces when temperatures drop below freezing. These surfaces include vehicles, tree branches, sidewalks, rails, and road surfaces. Fog can occur several different ways, with advection fog being the most predictable allowing for advanced warning of freezing fog. The more unpredictable way is radiational fog, which can form when the temperature drops sharply overnight cooling to the dew point producing fog. This has led to several major disruptions on major road networks this past year as seen below in the news articles. Several major cities were caught off guard when freezing fog developed in the morning hours producing road closures as crews treat roadways.
Here are just a few articles from major metropolitan areas and DOT organizations that faced the major problems freezing fog brings, this past winter.
22 crashes occurred with most on I-70 and I-465 on the east side of Indianapolis caused by freezing fog on February 2, 2019.
I-64 closed for 11 hours in Kentucky with freezing fog on February 6, 2019.
Wichita, KS Freezing fog forces road closure January 15, 2019.
Detroit freezing fog on November 18, 2019.
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