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CanadaHow icy is it on Nova Scotia roads? Even salt trucks can't stay upright

18:56  08 february  2019
18:56  08 february  2019 Source:

How winter salt actually works

How winter salt actually works With the occasional assist from beet juice and molasses. Spraying salt onto roads is a safety measure. 

People in Nova Scotia Be Prepared Have your Winter Boots, Winter Jackets, Hats, Gloves, Scarfs and Ski Take Care and Stay Safe and Don' t Get Caught in the Massive Blizzard Stay Warm and Be Safe. How to correct a slide on an icy road (and how to prevent them) - Winter driving education

Salting icy roads and walkways lowers the freezing point of the water that forms ice which leads to melting and prevents falling snow or rain from First, you should shovel the area and remove as much of the snow and ice as you can yourself. When you apply the salt , only use it on ice and not on snow.

Driving conditions were so treacherous in Nova Scotia on Friday morning that even the salt trucks were slipping off the roads.

At 9:30 a.m., a Trenton public works salt truck slid down a sloped, icy street and tipped over onto Main Street, spilling a large amount of salt into the intersection.

New Glasgow Police spokesperson Const. Ken MacDonald said the driver of the truck was not injured, and the road will be closed for a few hours while the truck is towed and the salt is removed.

MacDonald acknowledged the irony. "No question about it," he said.

A second salt truck slid into the ditch near Great Village.

Freezing rain covered much of the province in ice on Friday morning, causing traffic tie-ups, fender benders and school closures. The precipitation changed to rain mid-morning, but the temperature is expected to plummet again this evening.

Nova Scotia man faces animal cruelty charges.
PICTOU, N.S. - A man from Pictou County, N.S., is facing animal cruelty charges in a case that involved the SPCA removing several dead dogs and one injured dog from a property. RCMP spokesman Cpl. Andrew Joyce says the 55-year-old man was arrested after police responded to a report of cruelty to animals at a home on Maple Street in Sylvester on Thursday. He did not go into details of the alleged abuse, but described the case as "serious and disturbing." Jo-Anne Landsburg, chief provincial inspector with the Nova Scotia SPCA, says the organization removed an injured dog from the property, along with a dead dog and six dead puppies.

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