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City of Sparks Prepares for Winter Driving Conditions

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From the City of Sparks

Today, in anticipation of the first winter storm, the City of Sparks is applying a brine mixture, a solution of water and road salt, to primary roads throughout the city. The brine process is intended to be a proactive measure in advance of winter storms and will keep roadways safer and easier to maintain in storm events.

Five trucks will deliver the ice-repelling mixture to area roadways this winter. Motorists are asked to deter from following the trucks too closely or from passing the trucks while the brine is being applied.

The brine mixture provides an advantage over other methods because when applied, ice doesn't have the opportunity to attach itself as readily to asphalt. Brine starts the melting process earlier, making streets less icy and easier to plow when a storm arrives.

Once applied, the mixture remains on roadways from three to five days without moisture and will melt the lowest level of snow before it binds to the roads. The brine mixture is not harmful to asphalt and it provides for better air quality than sand.

From the City of Sparks

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