A Wintry Mix
Vodka and icy roads?
We’re not talking about driving on Icy Roads and drinking Vodka. According to Boston.com it turns out the liquor, or at least the by-products of the distilling process, can be used to help keep roads clean and safe during winter weather.
That’s just one of a number of ingredients that could improve how public works crews could fight snow and ice on roads….some of the other items that could be used beet, pickle, and tomato juices, cheese-based brines, molasses, corn, apple, cherry, and grape skins, pulp, seeds, and stems of the fruit, dandelions, and Kentucky blue grass.
According to those who know these items can be combined with road salt to create a liquid solution that’s less corrosive for vehicles and pavement and more effective at preventing snow and ice from accumulation.
Some towns in Massachusetts already use a molasses-based product that seems to be working well.
Remember don’t drink and drive, but soon you may be driving on drink.