When do you apply salt to the roadways?
  • Prior to the onset of frozen participation, and providing pavement temperatures are favorable, anti-icing operations will occur on all township roads by pretreating with liquid salt (brine). In some cases, depending on the forecast, secondary roads may not get pretreated.
  • Anti-icing is a policy which involves spreading salt as early as possible to prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement surface and keeping it in a plowable condition.
  • Anti-icing significantly reduces the amount of salt needed to maintain our roadways in a passable condition.
  • Chemicals used for anti-icing in Hamilton are currently liquid salt (brine) and solid salt, prewetted with magnesium or calcium chloride.
  • The neighborhood roads will normally be treated both prior to the onset of frozen precipitation (providing pavement temperatures and forecast accumulations are in an acceptable range) and after an event has ended if snow pack has occurred on those roads.

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1. Are you investigating any alternatives to your current anti-icing/deicing materials?
2. Do you have any tips for dealing with winter snowstorms?
3. How do you track the plowing and salting trucks so you know where they are and how much work has been done?
4. How long does it take to spread salt on the Township roads?
5. How many vehicles do you use for snow plowing?
6. How much snow must fall before you begin snow plowing operations and what roads get plowed first?
7. What can I do to help keep my driveway clear of snow?
8. What if I am a dialysis patient and need to get to the hospital?
9. What if I have a medical emergency and I cannot get out of my street?
10. What is the liquid that dump trucks with large tanks in their truck bodies are spraying on the roadway prior to a storm arriving?
11. What is the Township Winter Storm Response Policy?
12. When do you apply salt to the roadways?
13. Who should I call for snow plowing if the road is a State or County road?
14. How long do I have to clear my sidewalk after a snow storm?
15. The snow plow damaged my mailbox/curb, what do I do?