Why are you spraying water on the roadway on a perfectly clear day?

We are actually spraying a liquid salt solution on the roadway that will help keep snow and ice from bonding to the pavement. Spraying a salt solution on the roadway is similar to spraying a frying pan with oil to keep food from sticking to the bottom of the pan. The salt solution acts as a barrier so that the snow and ice won't form a strong bond to the pavement. In many locations we will spray the bridge decks the afternoon before a predicted frost. The early application of the salt solution helps prevent frost from forming on the bridge decks throughout the night.

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1. Who is responsible for my road?
2. How do I report a pothole/road issue?
3. How do I report damage to my mailbox?
4. How do I report a dead deer?
5. Why do we salt the roadways in the winter?
6. What are the limitations of road salt?
7. Why doesn’t the County use more sand?
8. Am I allowed to pass a snowplow?
9. Who determines when the snowplows are called out?
10. Why is it that I never seem to see a snowplow during a winter storm?
11. Why the difference in performance from storm to storm?
12. Why are you spraying water on the roadway on a perfectly clear day?