The results are reported of a survey of snow and ice control techniques which had a 45% response rate. More than 80% of the roads had snow and ice control, and most snow and ice control budgets would remain the same. The successful snowfighting program would depend on 3 aspects: public agency, news media and driving public. The public relations aspect of snow and ice control are discussed. Preseason training is discussed, as well as the use of deicers. Salt with abrasive was by far the most popular category of deicers, although the use of abrasives posed cleanup problems. Comments are made on litigation related to salt use, and increaed funds for ice control. A significant increase was noted in calcium chloride use. The use of contractors for snow control, and snow and ice control equipment are briefly described.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Kuennen, T
  • Publication Date: 1989-6-6

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  • Accession Number: 00485197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1989 12:00AM