Monday, January 20, 2014

Road Salt does not mean "safe street"

Just because a road has been salted does not mean that it will not freeze.

The effectiveness of commonly used road salt loses its effectiveness as the temperature drops.

28-32 degrees Fahrenheit -  highly effective

24-28 degrees Fahrenheit - moderately effective (road refreezes slowly)

20-24 degrees Fahrenheit - low effectiveness (road refreezes quickly)

Less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit - little or no effectiveness

If you have to drive during or just after tomorrow's pending snowstorm and below freezing temperatures do so with extreme caution. 

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