More Articles for Snow and Ice Control

Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Techniques for Snowfighters

Better Roads Staff - Apr 11, 2014

Snow and Ice Control Equipment and  Techniques for Snowfighters

Through some trial and error in storage, different application equipment and roadway applications, one city’s continued use of liquids has evolved into innovative treatment methods.   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   Last month, Better Roads covered how professional-grade salt-brine making, blending and truck loading ...

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Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Techniques for Snowfighters

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 07, 2014

Snow and Ice Control Equipment and  Techniques for Snowfighters

From the havoc severe winter weather has wreaked this year to sustainability in action and lessons learned from other agencies, here’s a look at the latest in snow and ice control and a sneak peek at the upcoming APWA Snow ...

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PHOTOS: Ohio DOT’s plow operators share their extreme winter weather stories

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 31, 2014

PHOTOS: Ohio DOT’s plow operators share their extreme winter weather stories

Continuing our extreme winter weather snow and ice stories coverage, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) shared with Better Roads some of its photos from the extreme winter weather during the polar vortex at the beginning of this month. Much of ...

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VIDEO: MoDOT battles winter weather with team of two plows

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 22, 2014

VIDEO: MoDOT battles winter weather with team of two plows

Check out this video the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Southeast District submitted for our series on “Winter Weather War Stories” and snow and ice control. Tony Scholl, senior maintenance worker from the agency’s Perryville Facility, was driving the tow plow ...

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Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 07, 2014

Submit your extreme winter maintenance stories and photos

With the polar vortex that has made temperatures in the Midwest drop to subzero temps (with the windchill, temps are as cold as -45 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago and close to -30 in the Columbus, Ohio, area where I am ...

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Ace Torwel redesigns Economizer gas-over-hydraulic pick-up truck spreaders

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 25, 2013

Ace Torwel redesigns Economizer gas-over-hydraulic pick-up truck spreaders

Ace Torwel has improved its Economizer gas-over-hydraulic pick-up truck spreaders for more efficient and reliable snow and ice control over previous models. The spreaders are available in 1.3-, 1.7-, 2.5-, and 3.0-cubic-yard models and feature a feature stainless steel or painted ...

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Minimizer Fenders adding value in winter

Better Roads Staff - Mar 17, 2011

Minimizer Fenders adding value in winter

Winter’s icy grip continues to hold much of the country. It’s the toughest time for trucks, trailers, equipment and cargo. According to the American Public Works Association, 70 percent of municipalities in North America utilize liquid de-icers on roads. De-icers are ...

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Now you can eat your beet salad…and melt ice with it, too

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 20, 2010

If your agency's salt supply is running low, never fear. You have an alternative. The trend toward liquid deicers and alternatives continues to grow, and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is one agency that's hopped on board this trend. It's ...

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