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Thursday, 19 February 2015 00:00

Body Shops in RI Dealing with Black Ice Accidents

As southern New England approaches freezing temperatures, concern about black ice continues to grow. Body shops in Providence, RI have been packed with cars picked apart by the icy roads in recent weeks, reported Rebecca Turco,

State Auto Body in Providence has seen a 15 percent increase in cars being brought in, according to owner Steve Paiva.

Paiva added that on icy roads, the size of the vehicle, and whether it’s all wheel or four wheel drive, won’t make a difference.  Residents of Cyprus Street in Providence told Turco they have seen countless accidents along the steep hills, including a four car pile up.

Drivers are also dealing with tight squeezes along side roads made narrower by piles from snow plows, reported Turco.

These high mounds can create blind spots, and even the cautious drivers inching out could get swiped.

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