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Old 01-28-2010, 05:45 AM
 
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Not used to snow at all. Our driveway is slanted down from the road. Are you guys doing something to your driveways to prevent it from icing over? My concern is that the roads will be clear, but the driveway will be too messy for us to get in or out.

Thanks for sharing any ideas/suggestions.

B.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:20 AM
 
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Shovel it out before it gets packed down or has a chance to melt and re-freeze.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:21 AM
 
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I doubt it will be that bad. But if you're concerned, go to Lowes or Home Depot and pick up a bag of salt. I'm sure they have them stocked right at the store entrance!!
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:23 AM
 
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Park the car at the bottom of the driveway before the snow starts. Use the parking brake.

If you're not used to snow, though, stay home. Even if you are used to it, stay home. That's the only surefire way to avoid accidents.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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Besides, if it does turn out to be a bad storm you won't have anywhere to go because nothing will be open!
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:31 AM
 
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Thanks for the posts. Absolutely planning to stay home!!! My only concern is that when Monday rolls in and the driveway is still icy.
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:41 AM
 
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I'd shovel it before anyone starts walking on it or driving on it.

The sun is so warm, that if most of the snow is lifted off the driveway, the sun will melt it and dry it pretty quickly. We often have a clear driveway long before the roadways are cleared. I've even used a broom to sweep the snow off if it isn't too dense/wet snow.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Lowes and Home Depot sell large bags of drive salt for about $9 - shovel snow off and spread the salt on the steep part of driveway to keep it clear of ice
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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Amateurs.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Lowes and Home Depot sell large bags of drive salt for about $9 - shovel snow off and spread the salt on the steep part of driveway to keep it clear of ice
Better yet, you can put the salt down BEFORE it snows!
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