PennDOT anti-icing some area roads in advance of overnight storm
Motorists in north central counties are advised that PennDOT is pre-treating some of the region’s major routes in advance of the winter storm forecast to hit overnight.
Anti-icing, as it is called, involves wetting the highway with a solution of salt brine before a storm’s arrival. The solution lowers the freezing point of water and slows or prevents ice from forming a bond with the pavement during the early stages of a storm.
The anti-icing trucks may be seen along the area’s interstate highways and other major routes. The salt brine is spread from sprayers attached to the brine tank on PennDOT trucks.
PennDOT reminds motorists to slow down and drive according to the conditions they encounter when winter storms hit.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Posted by Solomon's words for the wise at 11/26/2012 04:06:00 PM