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Staying Safe on Winter Roads

The Holiday Season is a perfect time to enjoy the company of family and friends. Celebrating the season and exchanging gifts also means a lot of travel and for most people that means driving to visit loved ones as well as to shopping centers and stores. For those who live in snow-belt states winter driving… Read more »

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Salt storage barns: The key to safe winter roads

For most of us, if we ever think about salt storage, the salt shaker on our table probably comes to mind. However, for your local road and transportation department, salt storage is all about keeping road salt properly covered and safe so it is available for the department to use when it starts to snow…. Read more »

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Taking responsibility on winter roads

You can find a large number of alarming videos on the Internet showing cars crashing on snowy roads. We can see from these videos that driving too fast on snow or ice covered roads is risky and leaves you vulnerable to crashes. However, it’s not just fast driving that causes accidents, but also failure to… Read more »

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Homeowners liable for snow, ice control

During the winter months, it’s common to see shopping centers and business owners out and about clearing snow and ice from pathways, parking spaces and entrances. But this isn’t just good business to help customers get in the door — it’s also a liability issue should someone slip and fall and injure themselves. Homeowners, too,… Read more »

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New technology makes winter driving safer

Wherever you are in the United States, winter is coming, and for some parts of the country it’s already here. That brings festivities, good cheer, and in at least 70 percent of the country, snow and ice on the roads. While you may think those big, old plow trucks look like something vaguely Jurassic and… Read more »

Road Salt: A 4,500 Mile Journey

Every year as cold, snowy weather sets in, cities and towns across the country rely on road salt to help keep walkways and streets safe during travel. Around Boston, the massive salt mounds in Chelsea are a familiar sight, but where does all this salt come from? Photographer and filmmaker Allison Cekala takes visitors on… Read more »

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Road Salt: A Primer on the Factors Affecting Supply and Demand

Highway Users Urges Strong, Timely Investment in Road Salt in Light of Supply and Demand Factors Monday, January 12, 2015 For Immediate Release NEWS RELEASE Contact: Bruce Hamilton, 202.857.1200, brucehamilton@highways.org (WASHINGTON, DC) – The impact of winter weather on the nation’s roadways is so severe that transportation officials should consider significant up-front investment in adequate… Read more »

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Road Salt And The Environment

Each winter drivers across North America depend on snowfighters to keep roads safe and clear. Road salt is the single most important winter maintenance material. A study conducted by Marquette University found that, when winter storms turn roads to ice, de-icing them with salt saves lives reducing accidents by 88 percent and injuries by 85… Read more »

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