What kind of deicer does the Town use?

The Town only uses one type of salt treatment on the roads: ice slicer. This material is effective down to zero degrees, whereas most salt mixtures stop working at 15 degrees. When temperatures are expected to remain lower than zero degrees, the Town will use a gravel mix to maintain traction. Treating roads before a storm helps prevent icing, especially on elevated roadways and bridge decks. Cold, dry conditions are best for pretreatment, as precipitation washes the mixture away.

To lower environmental impacts and preserve the Town’s stormwater system, the snow team optimize the amount of products used to get the job done.

Updated Dec. 04, 2023.

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1. What are residents responsible for clearing?
2. Why don't plow drivers specifically clear to the north side of the street?
3. How do I report an ice issue?
4. Why do plow drivers dump snow on freshly-cleared driveways or sidewalks?
5. Who can I reach out to if I need help removing snow?
6. What does the Town do with snow Downtown?
7. What kind of deicer does the Town use?
8. How many snowplows does Castle Rock have?