22 December 2004
Popping off at Pop's Sodium Shoppe
Well, at least Fayetteville doesn't have to worry about snow on the streets:
[A]ccording to Field Operations Supervisor Bryan Hobbs, the city of Fayetteville has purchased three pickup trucks, with water tanks and sprayers in the back, that will pump a 23 percent saltwater solution onto roads before the snow falls. "It's supposed to rain before it snows, so we have to wait until after it rains to spray the streets, or else the salt will just get washed away," Hobbs said. "When the snow combines with the salt, it creates heat, which melts away ice."
In other news, the city plans to get its police helicopter airborne again some time in the next few weeks, soon as Sam's Club gets in a fresh shipment of Alka-Seltzer.
(Via Rita, who actually remembers her high-school chemistry.)Posted at 6:17 PM to Dyssynergy