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Old 03-15-2021, 03:02 PM
 
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In Idaho falls city proper, they do a decent job of snow removal. Main roads are cleared quickly. Ice may stay on residential streets for a month or so at a time. Ice may stay on county roads for about the same periods as weather happens. Some years winters are easier.

I personally use all season tires on my Chevy. Never really messed with studded
Do they salt the roads there in Idaho Falls/East Idaho that rust out the bottom of your vehicles?
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Old 03-22-2021, 02:16 PM
 
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Do they salt the roads there in Idaho Falls/East Idaho that rust out the bottom of your vehicles?
No.
I don't think they salt any of the streets in town. City policy is to have the streets plowed within 72 hours of a major snowfall, but intersections, especially the ones that are more heavily used, get plowed before the rest of the street does.
The city always plows the arterials and intersections first, since everyone still needs to go to work and/or to school.

Neighborhoods always follow, and it typically takes the city about 3 days to plow it all.

No snow buildup= no ice on the streets. But when a storm only drops a little snow there's no plowing, so sometimes the streets do become icy before plowing finally happens.

It's still a lot better than it was before the policy was implemented. No salt was used back then either.
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Old 03-22-2021, 03:26 PM
 
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No.
I don't think they salt any of the streets in town. City policy is to have the streets plowed within 72 hours of a major snowfall, but intersections, especially the ones that are more heavily used, get plowed before the rest of the street does.
The city always plows the arterials and intersections first, since everyone still needs to go to work and/or to school.

Neighborhoods always follow, and it typically takes the city about 3 days to plow it all.

No snow buildup= no ice on the streets. But when a storm only drops a little snow there's no plowing, so sometimes the streets do become icy before plowing finally happens.

It's still a lot better than it was before the policy was implemented. No salt was used back then either.
Isnt that pretreatment they spray before storms sodium chloride?
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Old 03-22-2021, 06:40 PM
 
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Brine, a solution of water and 23 percent salt, is used to pretreat roadways in dry conditions when the temperature is above 18 degrees. The decision to pre-treat roads is made 24 to 48 hours before a storm. Brine must be applied when it is not raining. ... Prevents snow and ice from bonding with the road's surface.
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Old 03-27-2021, 09:00 AM
 
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Here is the snow control policy of Idaho Falls from Dec 2109... includes the use of salt & brine on some roadways.



https://www.idahofallsidaho.gov/Docu...ual-PDF?bidId=
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:16 PM
 
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Thank you all for your advice and info on driving the winter roads in that area. Your personal experiences were especially helpful!

Last edited by Schindlerkins; 04-06-2021 at 02:17 PM.. Reason: Wrong post site
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