Originally Posted by overlanding
Dang I couldn't even imagine! It doesn't snow too often where I live, but when it does they use sand. It has its trade offs vs sand, much more visible ones lol
They'll usually spray a calcium chloride mixture on the roads prior to an anticipated storm. It slows down the sticking and freezing of the snow.
They use pure salt or a mix of salt and sand depending on conditions. They'll come back and use straight sand at intersections and stop signs afterwards if tire polished ice is a problem.
LOL... the road crews don't screw around up here in the winter, no matter what mother nature drops. They do a great job of clearing the roads. Slopped up vehicles is the byproduct.