Safe Winter Driving
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Stripes on roads before a storm are anti-icing. Anti-icing prevents the formation of a bond between the snow and the pavement. This jumpstarts the melting process, inhibits ice formation, and reduces the total amount of salt needed. Lines show that your professional maintenance crew is concerned about safety and is saving money, time and protecting our environment!
Tips for Motorists
The goal of winter procedures is to maintain "passable roadways," or roadways that are free of drifts, snow ridges and as much ice and snow as possible. But expectations for perfect driving conditions have caused us to use excess deicing materials every year. Rather than depending on summer driving conditions in a Wisconsin winter, accept that our weather involves ice and snow. If possible, stay off the roads when it’s snowing. If you must go out remember that snow and ice should be treated as an emergency, so travel accordingly. Read this Motorist Handout for helpful tips!