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Old 02-25-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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How does the AZ DOT deal with winter roads in the Flagstaff-Sedona corridor? I presume they trot out the snow plows as needed, but do they use road salt, or a sodium mixture, in any capacity? I'm from upstate NY and they spread so much salt that even the most well maintained car is doomed to a much briefer lifespan with just one short winter excursion. I'm not afraid of driving on snowy/icy roads, just really looking to avoid the road salt scene again. Thank You!!
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:23 PM
 
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https://www.azdot.gov/media/blog/pos...ring-the-roads

more links in the link above....
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:11 AM
 
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Thanks, azdr710! I guess that answers that!
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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I have lived in the Northeast and have driven extensively on the heavily salted roads. To tell the truth, I have not seen any signs of corrosion on my newer cars (say, built since the 1980s).

Maybe you have a no-rust 1950s Chevy that you want to keep that way. But for normal cars- kept for a reasonable length of time- I don't even worry about it if driving in the Northeast. Let alone in Arizona.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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Usually when it's snowing they just close the road (89A that is) and divert traffic to I17, they often don't have to wait too long for everyhting to melt.

I17 gets closed too.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Flagstaff, AZ
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Default Use of cinders in the city

The City of Flagstaff does not use de-icer on most roads. They use cinders as a traction aid instead.

City of Flagstaff Official Website - Snow and Ice Operations
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: out standing in my field
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It's not an issue. We no longer have winters. It just gets kinda chilly is all.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley
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It's not an issue. We no longer have winters. It just gets kinda chilly is all.
That's this year but certainly not every year.
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Old 03-06-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: out standing in my field
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last year as well and the year before that. My kid is a junior at NAU. He commuted his freshman year from Cornville and never missed a day. Moved on campus his sophomore year, spend nearly a grand on a set of spare wheels and dedicated snow tires and hasn't used them once.
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