The presentations at the American Public Works Association's 32nd annual North American Snow Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 12-15 are discussed. It is noted that emerging technology from advanced weather forecasting systems to improved snow plowing equipment and removal methods is giving snowfighters a greater, more varied arsenal with which to combat snow and ice on U.S. roads. The 4-day conference featured sessions on reducing road salt, deicing chemicals, weather forecasting, use of salt spreading and plowing equipment, and training. The use of alternative deicers and techniques such as anti-icing through the preapplication of deicers, was covered in conjunction with discussions of the proper use of salt. Groundwater contamination from road salt was covered, as well as the safe storage of road salt using conveyor belts and storage bends for loading and unloading, and the application of quick cleanup techniques of excess salt around storage facilites. Computerized electronic spreader control systems, and the compatibility of the system with equipment were also discussed.

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    Scranton Gillette Communications

    380 E Northwest Highway, Suite 200
    Des Planes, IL  United States  60016-2282
  • Authors:
    • Flynn, L
  • Publication Date: 1992-6

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  • Accession Number: 00623035
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM