Rain yesterday and freezing overnight made things much slippier than
with just the snow. Luckily I popped into Wickes yesterday, and they
still had some 25kg sacks of rocksalt, my drive and next door
neighbour's now ice free :-)
On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 09:21:46 -0000, whiskeyomega wrote:
Calcium Chloride also work but that's probably harder to get hold of
than sodium chloride.
Don't you have salt in some form in the kitchen? We don't use salt on
food and only add half a dozen grains to cooking occasionally (oh and
the bread of course) but we have salt available both sea salt in the
grinder and cheapo cooking salt.
You don't need much a sprinkling with three or four grains per square
centimetre will do. All salt takes time to start to work and needs to
be mixed with the slush to be really effective. Thats why gritting
roads that don't have much traffic isn't much good, the traffic is
needed to mix the salt into the ice/slush.
Max today of of 1.9C min -4.1C currently -0.4C, very fine snow has
been about all day but no real fall. The vast majority of the 37cm
(14 1/2") of snow that has fallen is still here, the drifts are up to
4 or 5 feet.
Try contacting your council and ask them to supply a road salt bin or two at
strategic positions in the lane - and that will sort the problem.
It would even better if you elicited the support of your local councillor
and any neighbours in the area to add a bit of weight to your request - and
once the bins are in place, the council will keep them filled as necessary.
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