Large Patch of Black Ice on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Walnut Creek.

December 5, 2013 7:33 am · 12 comments

Use caution if you’re driving on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Walnut Creek.

Walnut Creek Police are saying there is a large patch of black ice on Ygnacio Valley Rd. at Oakland Blvd.


1 Just Sayin' December 5, 2013 at 7:38 AM

It’s not black ice, just the regular stuff. Looks like there was a small flood of water overnight that crossed the intersection and froze. Keep a steady pace, don’t try to turn, brake, or change accelleration quickly and you should be fine. Police and crews were looking at it at about 6:30am when I went through it, so they may have applied salt and gotten it melted, assuming they also fixed the original leaking point.

2 JM December 5, 2013 at 7:38 AM

“Probably came from Pittsburg/Oakland” in 3….. 2…

3 Violet December 5, 2013 at 7:49 AM

Ah, that explains the crazy traffic this morning. Coming down from Clayton, I was wondering why it was more backed up than usual.

4 The Mamba December 5, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Would the police be involved if it was white ice???

5 CarolSue December 5, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Thanks for the heads up, heading that way soon. I saw the pool of water yesterday in the shadow of the BART tracks when I was turning onto Oakland Blvd. I thought about the potential danger if it freezes…not something I usually think about.

6 @The Mamba December 5, 2013 at 8:34 AM

*sarcastic slow clapping*

7 Wendy December 5, 2013 at 8:40 AM

YV is gridlocked all the way back to Oak Grove.
Took almost 20 mins to get from Oak Grove
to Bancroft. Just now.

8 B.H. Obama December 5, 2013 at 8:48 AM

If I had ice it would look like….

9 Jojo Potato December 5, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Just came past on YVR. Still a mess westbound with some trucks and workers leaning on their shovels at Oakland road, thats at the BART station. Let’s blame BART. lol.

10 curious December 5, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Wondered what was happpening. At 7:15 this morning, westbound Treat was gridlocked at least from Cowell to Denkinger. All lanes packed, almost stopped. Maybe avoiding YV???

11 Miguel December 5, 2013 at 10:59 AM

In CA, brown ice gets more attention. Not that I’m brown.

12 rw December 5, 2013 at 9:22 PM

This was caused by a water main leak that has slowly been going on for 2 days now. The water company finally got out there this morning after their leaky pipe created this icy patch.

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