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Old 02-28-2013, 06:01 PM
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In Louisville they brine the roads all winter no matter what the weather. Big tank trucks with a perforated pipe across the lane. Takes an hour to dry and makes the cars white. Then it dries to a white powder that persists for days. Then if it should snow or drizzle and try to freeze, the salt powder will keep the streets wet until the salt crystals can be spread. The salt comes up from the Louisiana salt mines by barges on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, right to Louisville and to the huge county salt storage igloo up the street from me. The salt trucks spill piles in every intersection, and it takes many rain storms to dissolve the moguls of salt. There is no salt free winter driving here.
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