In Warren County, Engineer Neil Tunison said workers have been busy cleaning the trucks in front of the storm. He said trucks run 17 routes and cover 580 lane miles in the county.
Tunison said unlike other agencies, Warren County doesn’t pretreat its streets but rather adds beet juice and four chlorides to its salt. This process, he said, “activates” the salt quicker and lowers the melting point down to 5 degrees.
Workers also are checking area roads for potential standing water that may freeze, he said.
Tunison said the county has used 2,000 tons so far this winter, mainly because of the number of ice storms. He said the county has 2,000 tons of salt available and more has been ordered.
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