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: email@example.com.