I was thinking the same as you, but found out most NJ beach towns just put sand down on the road, and some started using "pickle juice" as a de-icer. not actually throwing down much salt anymore like they used to do in years past. the salt is harder on the roads, groundwater and cars that drive on it.
The Pickle Juice is sprayed on the roads prior to snow and Iceing weather. It dries in the street and when the snow falls the juice activates keeping the roads semi clean unitl the plow and salt truck get out . Most plow companies use a mixure of salt and sand and from what I am being told it all natural and friendly to the enviorment
Even with all the rain this system will bring, the ground is frozen and covered with snow and the stormwater sytems will be choked off with snow and ice thus reduced surface runoff. Plus the snow cover will reduce the rate of drainage. So runoff should not be much of a problem compared with a spring or fall equivalent type of storm
The roads are the problem, that's gonna be a s**t show...especially in the Lehigh Valley
[QUOTE=MATT JOHNSON;87649]I think you are less likely to get sick from surfing in the rain in the winter aposed to the summer. There are less cars on the road to drip fluids on the street and there are less ppl in town . So the volume of water used it less makin the risk of illness smaller.[/QUO
I think its prob about the same. I dont care what they say that rock salt cant be good.
Last edited by GoodVibes; Feb 2, 2011 at 03:58 AM.