Created: 12/12/2012 12:03 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
Roseville city officials are assuring residents that they’re using anti-icing methods to keep roads safe when ice and snow is expected.
City workers say they use liquid anti-icing chemicals, which are usually sprayed on the pavement the day before freezing drizzle, frost, or snow comes. The chemicals keep snow and ice from bonding to the pavement.
The solution is usually salt in 23 percent water solution, but other additions are sometimes calcium, magnesium chloride, beet juice or corn syrup.
They say the anti-icing chemicals help but don’t replace road salt.