District 5 delivers salty message in Shoshone
From District 4 newsletter Interchange
District 4 is adding a new weapon to its arsenal of winter-fighting tactics by introducing saline brine to plows this winter – following other districts and states in the battle against snow and ice.
Chris Chapman, foreman for the McCammon shed in District 5, gave an overall assessment of brine usage at the Winter Start-up Meeting on Sept. 24, only to sing its praises. D-5 started using tactics employed by Utah last year and noticed it doesn’t lead to black ice and will remain wet through a second application.
“It’s a really good tool. I got bit by mag more times than with the brine,” Chap-
man said. Chapman said savings in time and cost of brooming, fewer tort claims and overall cost compared to salt or magnesium-chloride mixtures are among the benefits of using the brine.
“I was dead sold on mag, but since using the brine I hate the mag,” Pocatello area foreman Claylon Perkins said. “It’s right up there with sliced bread.”
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