Black ice was likely responsible for nearly 20 car accidents in little more than a one-hour span Monday morning in Suffolk County, including two crashes that resulted in overturned vehicles, police said.
None of those crashes appear to have resulted in life-threatening injuries, Suffolk County police said.
Between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. there were at least 18 accidents believed to be related to black ice, police said. Another was reported just before 6 a.m.
A medevac helicopter, rescue squad and a road sander were all requested at the crash location. However, police said the injuries appeared non-life-threatening - and the road was reopened at 7:01.
There were many other crashes, as well, all likely caused by black ice.
One was on Montauk Highway in Great River.
There was one on Express Drive South, the Long Island Expressway service road, just east of Deer Park Avenue in Half Hollow Hills, and another on Express Drive North in Dix Hills, where a blue sport utility vehicle had overturned.