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What ice control material do you use on the road?Ice

We use a salt/sand mixture on our roads.

Why don’t you use salt only?

Salt is only effective above -15C. Once temperatures lower, salt will sit on icy road surfaces and get blown to the sides of the roads.

How often are intersections sanded?

Ice control is applied to intersections on a continuous basis on all priority 1, 2, and 3 roads between October 15 to April 15 if deemed necessary by the Transportation Manager.

Do you apply ice control in Residential Areas?

Residential areas, along with parking lots, sidewalks and pathways, will receive ice control on an as needed basis. Typically residential areas are not sanded solid but are treated for trouble spots. Salt/sand mixture may be applied to intersections, corners or downgrades in residential areas. You may report icy sections in your area by visiting

Last updated: 10/5/2017 11:53:53 AM