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▶️ 5 things to know Friday: ODOT testing salt on highways to melt snow

▶️ 5 things to know Friday: ODOT testing salt on highways to melt snow

Salting roads

ODOT testing rock salt to melt snow, ice on some Oregon highways

The Oregon Department of Transportation is testing the use of salt to clear some of the state’s highways of heavy snow and ice accumulations.

Rock salt is widely used in the Midwest and Eastern parts of the country to improve winter driving conditions, but has significant negative impacts on the environment and on vehicles — in the form of rust.

When we posed the question on the Central Oregon Daily News Facebook page if people agreed with the use of salt, it was a near-unanimous “No” with many citing the damage it can do to cars. Read more

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