South Fayette using anti-skid mix to save road salt

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Due to road salt shortages, South Fayette crews have been using a combination of salt and anti-skid mixture to melt snow, township Manager Ryan Eggleston said tonight.

“Instead of throwing just straight salt, we’ve been mixing recently a lot heavier on the anti-skid basically to preserve salt,” he said.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation also uses anti-skid — a mixture of small stones and sand — to improve road conditions during snowstorms, according to the PennDOT website.

Also, the South Fayette public works department has added a used plow truck with a salt spreader to its fleet for about $35,000, the budgeted amount, Mr. Eggleston said.

Andrea Iglar, freelance writer:

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