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Old 01-14-2016, 09:43 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by skillzman1 View Post
Has anybody seen the 'sludge' trucks? (at least thats what I was told it was called). Its a tanker truck that drives around and sprays thin lines of a de-icing solution directly on the pavement before a storm. Is this aimed at lowering salt over distribution?
Pre-treatment varies

It's more effective than post snow salt treatment.

Here in Maine on our back roads we mostly use sand on the hills. Otherwise nothing. The snow is not often sloppy and slidey. We have one state highway. The rest of the roads are town owned or private dirt. Our town cannot afford other than sand and limited other materials at some intersections on hills.

I doubt you see rock salt applied in the Adirondacks during a storm as the temperature is too low. But I am here and do not know for sure.
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