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Putting winter accidents on ice

By CompiledJoshua S. BurekStephen Humphries, and Judy Lowe / March 1, 2000



The battle to contain the elements is gaining traction thanks to a new anti-icing program that keeps snow and ice from freezing on the road surface.

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In what amounts to preventive plowing, state and local governments in the US are finding that applying liquid calcium chloride to roadways prior to a snowfall helps snowplows maintain a tire-friendly surface.

The accident-preventing treatment is likely to gain ground because it also saves taxpayers money.

Source: North American Precis Syndicate

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