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Maine Towns Asked to Re-think Their Use of Sand and Salt on Roadways

| February 17, 2014

WINSLOW, Maine (AP) – Environmental advocates and state officials are urging Maine towns to re-think their use of sand and salt on winter roadways, but few are embracing the alternatives. State experts concerned about the water quality of Maine lakes say pre-wetting roads with a brine solution is more effective and safer for the environment. […]

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Salt in High Demand After Icy Weekend

| January 14, 2014

It’s one hot commodity – after a weekend full of freezing rain that iced up roads and parking lots throughout our area, salt has been in high demand. Maine Department of Transportation Region Manager for the Northern Region Bob Watson said this past weekend MDOT easily used more than one thousand tons of salt to […]

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