Posted at: 12/18/2012 4:13 PM
Thruway authorities are tackling winter roads in a new and innovative way.
They are using beet juice -- an anti-icing mix of sugar beet juice and brine -- to enhance the impact of the salt.
The New York State Thruway will deploy more than 600 workers and more than 200 plows to help fight winter-weather conditions this year.
They say pre-treating with beet juice could reduce the need for overtime staffing.