Allow me to introduce you to my antidote to icy roads that prohibit me from running. Ice Bugs. My folks got them for me for Christmas and they're the bomb. Yep, I said 'the bomb', they're that good. They have these spikes that grip the ice, so today when Powers and I went on a test run, we conquered ice covered roads without doing the slip and slide dance. The only problem was when I crossed the plowed road and had to clicketyclack.
If you run up here in the arcrtic circle, you might want to consider investing in a pair!