Thursday, February 23, 2006

misty commute



There's not much that could be considered much more than a hill in this area, but this particular stretch of road dips to the east. Yesterday morning there was a blue mist over the scene. This is about the extent of traffic jams until you get to the main north-south road.

Those two rounded-pyramid shapes to the right are the highway departments salt storage buildings. In a bad winter, tons of salt are spead on the roadways. They're experimenting with salt that has somehow been treated with molasses.

4 comments:

Floridacracker said...

What's the molasses do?

Zanne said...

OK - here's the scoop - it slightly coats the salt crystals allowing them to stick to the pavement and not bounce around and scatter. It also works at lower temperatures.

Zanne said...
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srp said...

Wonder if there are any drawbacks to the molasses; attracting ants after the weather warms up? Very interesting.