In Beloit, the salt truck spewing rock salt crystals into one lane is being replaced by a chemical spray that can cover up to three lanes, according to the Beloit Daily News. The liquid spray is augmented in colder temperatures with beet juice to increase its effectiveness as reported in this morning's Wisconsin State Journal.
Kenosha ought to give this new technology a serious look. Can't help but feel that almost anything would be an improvement over the status quo. Many city streets today are globs of thick, slippery ice -- a very dangerous situation, especially 10th Avenue near two schools. If they can't salt, then sanding would be in order. (Some communities mix salt and sand to save on salt.)