Crews Melt Ice with “Magic Salt”

(January 25, 2005) When temperatures dip into the teens there is a product snow removal crews can use to eat away at the ice and snow. “Magic Salt” was developed about 10 years ago. It’s ordinary rock salt that’s treated with a liquid by-product of the distilling process. It’s then blended with magnesium chloride. The [...]

Union Melts Snow Like “Magic”

Pam Allen – The Daily Gazette  A deicing solution tested on a section of Route 9 last winter appeared to minimize ice on the busy state roadway, and the chemical will be used again this winter to improve traffic safety, transportation officials said.  The magnesium chloride spray was tested for the first time in the [...]