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Are we that weak now? Salt all over roads with little dust of wet snow?

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Are we that weak now? Salt all over roads with little dust of wet snow?

Gotta put up with salt all over the sidewalks near stores. My shoes' lifespan rapidly decreasing as a result. Really? It didn't even snow.
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ar2020 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 3:17 pm
Gotta put up with salt all over the sidewalks near stores. My shoes' lifespan rapidly decreasing as a result. Really? It didn't even snow.
Liability. If you do slip and fall due to a "minor dusting", you might go on a lawsuit-spree.
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Not weak. Litigious. There's many people out to make a buck by suing anybody for their slip and fall.
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I think it's due to union-negotiated agreements for municipal workers. The municipality and the union signed a start date for road salt to ensure that the workers are paid as of that date, regardless of snowfall or weather.
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titaniumtux wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 3:55 pm
I think it's due to union-negotiated agreements for municipal workers. The municipality and the union signed a start date for road salt to ensure that the workers are paid as of that date, regardless of snowfall or weather.
Any link to reliable sources?
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aviador wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 4:04 pm
Any link to reliable sources?
I mentioned "I think". Here's a link to one example article in the Toronto Star.

As for street salt in Mississauga, ON, I have no evidence, but simply a suspicion given the article I linked.
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titaniumtux wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 4:08 pm
I mentioned "I think". Here's a link to one example article in the Toronto Star.

As for street salt in Mississauga, ON, I have no evidence, but simply a suspicion given the article I linked.
A 6 year old story is somehow proof for your view ... how lame.
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Pre spreading has been the norm for a few years. That way, ice doesn't get a chance to form.
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It was pretty slippery on the sidewalks this morning, walking from the NY Centre subway stop northbound on Yonge. Some spots had been salted, some none at all. I saw a couple of people wipe out.
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They've been pretreating the roads around here with brine. You need to put down a layer of salt of some kind to prevent ice from adhering to the surface. Otherwise you're trying to melt "from above" and that takes a while.
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pootza wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 4:23 pm
A 6 year old story is somehow proof for your view ... how lame.
Never said proof. I said "I think". Feel free to suggest a better explanation.
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Need this, especially the roads. First snowfall and most drivers forgot how to slow down and how to keep back.
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Micelli_Illuminatti wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 3:25 pm
Not weak. Litigious. There's many people out to make a buck by suing anybody for their slip and fall.
For more details on this, listen to the story of Slipping Jimmy:

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ar2020 wrote:
Nov 10th, 2017 3:17 pm
My shoes' lifespan rapidly decreasing as a result. Really? It didn't even snow.
I thought the question was "Are we that cheap now? my bad.
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