Road Crews To Start Treating Roads With Brine For Winter Weather

7:59 PM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro/High Point, NC-- Thursday city crews in High Point got themselves and the roads ready for more winter weather.

It was a scene repeated in cities across the Triad and around the state, as NC DOT crews prepared major thoroughfares for snow or ice.

What exactly are they doing? They are spraying a brine mixture, which is salt water that has to be put down hours in advance of a snow or ice event.

The water in the brine mixture evaporates, leaving a thin layer of salt residue on the road to prevent sleet/snow from bonding to the pavement.

If the precipitation is light enough, the brine can melt it completely.

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