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The two worst winter weather events for the cities, KDOT or MoDOT isn't a blizzard or even freezing rain. Most people stay the hell off the streets and highways in those events, giving maintenance crews plenty of room to do what they can. Worst cases are freezing drizzle, which goes from drizzle and no traction problems to sheer ice in a split second; and a dusting of very cold snow (where salt won't function), which doesn't melt on contact but can blow around easily and accumulate on bridges, overpasses and low-lying, wind-protected areas. In both cases, much higher traffic, drivers who assume everything is just fine and the suddenness of realizing you've lost control on ice - those factors lead to lots of crashes, injuries and fatalities. Count the number of wrecks in this storm, and you'll understand what I'm saying.
"The minimum practical application range for salt is a pavement temperature of 15-20° F and above. While salt will melt snow and ice down to a pavement temperature of -6° F, it can melt over five times as much ice at 30° F as at 20° F. Thus the effectiveness of salt is sensitive to small differences in pavement temperature. Snowplow operators attempt to apply only the amount required for temperature, time and use, too little and the roadway will refreeze, too much is a waste of money and resources.When the pavement temperature drops below 15° F the effectiveness of salt is decreased significantly."WOW!!! CITY HALL FAIL!!!
I say it works, Its good traction until it melts the ice. Of course kcmo only put salt down downtown, sLIE don’t want to waste money on the peons in the rest of the city........... cocksucker that he is
Chumps need to try brine!Up Norf it works.
They put that shit down before the snow hits, they use it in the hood but I don’t see them use any place else
That's right, Tony.Argue against the ACCEPTED science that proves road salt doesn't work below 15 degrees or so. Go ahead!!!We can't wait.
LOL. "Accepted" science? We would like to see YOUR research on this field of study. Feel free to share a link to once of your sources on this science that says City Hall can continue to neglect our neighborhoods. We'll wait. But I'm pretty sure you're just trolling on behalf of your daddy Sly James. That's very unfortunate @10:58 - Proves what a shill you are, I hope that check cashes. I hear Parsons isn't paying on time nowadays.
Drive west from Waldo into PV/OP/Leawood. The road conditions are night and day. KCMO simply sucks at any type of street salt efforts. Kansas roads are dry and free from ice/snow; Missouri can't pull its pecker of a pair of snow pants before pissing itself.
All you have to do is stand at the state line on Bannister or 103rd. The streets on the Kansas side are clear. The streets on the Missouri side are generally snow packed or iced covered until the weather warms up.
^^^ +100 11:13 NAILS IT as usual.
This is what happens when an incompetent city manager hires an incompetent public works director
This is what happens when it gets too cold to use salt.A scientific fact.
4:45: Funny how cities from Lee’s Summit to Liberty to Lenexa to Leawood managed to clear their streets. Time for Kansas City to clear staff at City Hall for folks that can do the job.
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