More Articles for winter maintenance

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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Learn how to provide safe roads while keeping water clean

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 24, 2014

Learn how to provide safe roads while keeping water clean

It’s no secret that winter maintenance has an impact on freshwater systems – i.e. salt and chemicals getting into watersheds. But winter maintenance is necessary, so it is important to understand the best practices for moving ahead with snow and ...

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Spring is here, but effects of winter weather linger

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 20, 2014

Spring is here, but effects of winter weather linger

Today marks the first day of spring, but that doesn’t mean transportation agencies are done battling winter’s harsh effects on the roads. The past few months brought freeze-thaw cycles that scarred roads with potholes and winter storms that called for more ...

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Henderson BrineXtreme produces salt brine in a mobile machine

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 21, 2014

Henderson BrineXtreme produces salt brine in a mobile machine

Henderson Products’ new BrineXtreme mobile salt brine solution produces professional grade salt brine no matter the location. With an ability to work in temperatures as low as -6 degrees F, the machine can perform pre-storm applications that prevent snow and ice ...

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6 Tips For Taking Proper Care of Your Vehicle This Winter

Contributed - Feb 17, 2014

6 Tips For Taking Proper Care of Your Vehicle This Winter

Winter weather can be hard on your car. No matter what kind of car you have or where you live, winter temperatures and the other elements that come with winter (snow, ice, mud, sand and salt) can be extremely damaging ...

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iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 11, 2014

iPhone app helps Iowa DOT clear snow from roads

New technology could help could help one agency more effectively clear snow from roads. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has been testing the use of cameras in snowplows to help the agency get a better idea of how much ...

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Ford to offer snow plow prep option for 2015 F-150 4x4s

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 11, 2014

Ford to offer snow plow prep option for 2015 F-150 4x4s

Ford is simplifying snow removal with its 2015 F-150. The manufacturer will offer a snow plow prep option for all all 2015 F-150 4x4s with a 5.0L V-8, our sister site, Hard Working Trucks, reports. The light-duty snow plow prep option will ...

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VIDEO: Tow plow jacknifes on demand, revolutionizes MoDOT snow removal

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

VIDEO: Tow plow jacknifes on demand, revolutionizes MoDOT snow removal

Last month, during heavy winter storms, two plows traveled down Highway 61 in Missouri, clearing snow from three lanes of traffic. The plows -- a tractor plow followed by a massive tow plow -- gained good roadway coverage with just one ...

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14 Apps to Help You with Snow Removal

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 07, 2014

14 Apps to Help You with Snow Removal

The recent winter storms have required several agencies to get creative with their snow and ice removal. Last month, we asked you to share your stories, photos and videos that show how you’re battling the extreme winter weather. (You can see ...

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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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Polar vortex forces transportation changes across U.S.

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 06, 2014

Polar vortex forces transportation changes across U.S.

The extremely cold temperatures that began over the weekend in most parts of the U.S. is forcing some state departments of transportation to rethink their winter weather plans. The frigid weather -- which, according to a Huffington Post report, is called ...

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