Columbus Crews Treating The Roads Ahead Of Winter Storm


UPDATED: Tuesday February 4, 2014 12:43 PM

Road crews have been busy pre-treating highways, bridges, and ramps ahead of a winter storm that's expected to dump several inches of snow on central Ohio.

The brine trucks Tuesday morning were filled with a saltwater solution, along with an addition called "hot shot." It is a mixture of calcium chloride and environmentally-friendly beet juice.

Crews use the solution because brine becomes less effective when temperatures drop to 20 degrees.

The different concoction is also fueled by a huge salt shortage throughout Ohio. Crews may also decide to use sand for treatment tonight and tomorrow.

The snow warriors will have dropped anti-icing treatment on 300 miles of roadway by the time the storm hits.

Officials are happy that most of the snow should fall overnight, before too many vehicles are on the roadways.

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