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For Immediate Release:
October 16, 2015
 
 

Peel Begins Anti-icing Measures as Roads Become Colder

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 16, 2015) – The Region of Peel has begun to monitor the air and road-surface temperatures closely. As the weather progressively cools, colder temperatures mean frost, ice and snow will soon arrive. Frost and ice can form on roadways when the road surface temperature drops below zero and there is moisture in the air (rain/dew). To proactively keep roads safe, the Region’s Public Works crews will begin applying a liquid salt brine anti-icing solution to bridges and road surfaces when frost, ice and snow events are forecasted.

The liquid salt brine is applied and the water in the solution dries, leaving salt residue that appear as small white lines on the road surface.  The salt residue activates at the first touch of moisture on the road, reducing the formation of frost and ice bonding to the cold road surface. Bridges freeze faster than roads so crews may treat bridges first earlier in the season and then all roads as average daily temperatures become lower. Crews can treat roadways a few days in advance of possible ice formation conditions. 

Tips for Drivers:

  • Stay well behind maintenance vehicles marked as “Anti-Icing Program.”
  • Drive appropriately to the weather conditions. 
  • Give extra space behind other vehicles for a safe stopping distance.
  • Keep an emergency kit in your car.

Photo of anti-icing truck available upon request.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Ken Chiu
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4667
Ken.Chiu@peelregion.ca

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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