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Treating icy roads becomes a challengeSubmitted: 02/19/2018
Treating icy roads becomes a challenge
Ryan Sandberg
Ryan Sandberg
Meteorologist/News Producer
rsandberg@wjfw.com

PHILLIPS - Treating roads becomes more of a challenge when ice starts to build up on them.

Price County Highway Commissioner Don Grande tried to get a jump on the weather.


He called in part-time drivers to help with treatment.

"Freezing rain is a tough one this time of year. Just because if you don't put the material down soon enough, you have an ice situation and typically once you have the situation, there's no coming back," said Grande.

Price County usually uses liquid material to help treat snow covered roads.

But when it comes to freezing rain and ice, treating roads with a dry, solid material becomes a challenge.

"Unfortunately with the dry material, it doesn't like to stay for a long period. We try to always use liquids to keep the material on the roadway. With the freezing rain events like this, it has the tendency to wash those liquids out too fast," said Grande.

Grande reminds drivers to slow down and give plow trucks plenty of space.


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