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Clone TIE Pilot

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Today my state's DOT was salting roads, for a rain storm with temps to remain above freezing. Guess Murphy really wants NJ to be the saltiest and rustiest state. We have not had any snowfall so far this winter and I guess the DOT salt crews probably have a quota to meet regardless of frozen precip.
 
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Clone TIE Pilot

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Black ice is real and you don't need snow.

Black ice is nasty stuff, but it requires freezing temps to form. Supposed to be 39 degrees when the rain starts and rises into the 50's over night when the rain ends so no danger of ice. Rusty brake lines are not safe either. Salt doesn't eliminate the danger, only delays it and if misused can increase danger.
 
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ck80

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Black ice is nasty stuff, but it requires freezing temps to form. Supposed to be 39 degrees when the rain starts and rises into the 50's over night when the rain ends so no danger of ice. Rusty brake lines are not safe either. Salt doesn't eliminate the danger, only delays it and if misused can increase danger.
There's a grudge bet with the boys over in pagrunt 's neck of the woods. Your state lost in the great sex toy cleanup, probably because the jersey shore types created a booming secondhand market so there's competition for the pickings.

Now they've got a per capita salt use bet going on, isn't looking great for your boys either.
 
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64nailhead

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I hate the term black ice. It’s not black - it’s just like the ice in your Manhattan.

‘Are the roads icey?’ Or should we be asking ‘are the road black icey?’

IT’S ICE - color neutral!!!
 
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Ernest

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Yeah.... black ice does sounds kinda racist, much like monkey pox that the woke crowd deems the same and wants the name changed. :rolleyes:
 

69hurstolds

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I thought global warming took care of all this ice. Make up your friggin' minds, snowflakes!! :)
 
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pagrunt

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There's a grudge bet with the boys over in pagrunt 's neck of the woods. Your state lost in the great sex toy cleanup, probably because the jersey shore types created a booming secondhand market so there's competition for the pickings.

Now they've got a per capita salt use bet going on, isn't looking great for your boys either.
That's a spring event when we have to make everything look pretty on the road sides. Best prize was the crew that found the semi-mobile meth lab last year.

As for the salt, our "Super Trucker" is working against us on that. Monday he claimed to pre treat his roads with over 3 tons just to be the only ones to ice over in our part of the county. Drove around with the spreader running but wasn't putting anything on the road.
 

Clone TIE Pilot

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That's a spring event when we have to make everything look pretty on the road sides. Best prize was the crew that found the semi-mobile meth lab last year.

As for the salt, our "Super Trucker" is working against us on that. Monday he claimed to pre treat his roads with over 3 tons just to be the only ones to ice over in our part of the county. Drove around with the spreader running but wasn't putting anything on the road.

Saw the trucks here spreading in the afternoon yesterday for the heavy rain storm today, and its supposed to stay above freezing even at night for a week. So whatever deicer they lay down is just going to be washed away today which begs the question why? Its wasting salt and fuel for the trucks as well as creating more undue damage to cars, infrastructure, and the environment. We are having a record mild Jan with only rain so far this month. Guess they want all the fresh water to turn brackish lol.
 
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