Sound Off

Sound Off: How long does the pre-treating that the city puts on the city streets to prepare for snow and ice stay on the streets if it doesn’t snow or there isn’t ice?

Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, provided this information: Anti-icing liquids last for several days once applied to the pavement. Moisture and other variables such as humidity, frost, fog and precipitation received can also play a role in how long the liquid is effective.


hujiko 6 years, 1 month ago

Answer: A whole heck of a lot less time than plain sand.

hujiko 6 years, 1 month ago

I realize this, however I am glad there isn't a dune in every curb this winter.

And I don't even ride a bicycle.

Cant_have_it_both_ways 6 years, 1 month ago

Depends if you have a city department head or commissioner living on your street.

DillonBarnes 6 years, 1 month ago

Have your questions not been getting in?

Joe Hyde 6 years, 1 month ago

Oh, I don't know, swagg; I've wondered many times about this subject of treatment lifespan but just never got around to asking anyone who's in the know.

I'm easily entertained, so it's always fun when you know there's a chance for a winter storm, then before it hits you're out driving around and you spot those parallel bands of chemicals on a street or bridge. Such a precise application method. It just looks cool.

JackMcKee 6 years, 1 month ago

judging by taste, I'd say about 36 hours .

Terry Sexton 6 years, 1 month ago

There is no such thing as a stupid question. There are only intolerant posters who insist on defining relevance for the rest of us.

JackMcKee 6 years, 1 month ago

Lets start combining some if these. Like how long would a pre treated Forever Stamp last if it was indoctrinated by a liberal grade school teacher?

kansanbygrace 6 years, 1 month ago

It's just math, Jack. Its the teacher's age multiplied by pi, divided by the weight of the package, to the x power where x is equal to the relative humidity.

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