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Old 11-13-2017, 03:58 PM
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Been down this road before but I just can't help myself .

For the likes of me I just do not understand this sludge they apply to the intersections . At times it has to give gorilla snot a run for it's money leaving roads so slick black ice would be a thing of the past .

That crap is amazing , it made a 250 mile round trip only to be washed off along with it the buffed in wax job .

Now where do you suppose that stuff ends up ? For me unfortunately it goes into the septic field but at least I can feel comforted that it didn't make it's way to the sewer system only to end up in the inlet . So I should be grand fathered in if the ground eventually becomes contaminated .

Bright side is this stuff is suppose to reinforce the asphalt from breaking down but now that I think of it what good does that do when the studs are peeling the asphalt up anyway ?

Amazing with all this modern technology of vehicles with AWD , limited slip software , onstar , cell phones that so very few vehicles end up in the ditch .

Maybe I just remember when vehicles and the drivers didn't have all these modern day amenities or is it contaminates that they think can keep them out of the ditches .

By the way , before I washed the vehicle I wiped up the slime that slid off the vehicle , made a nice little greasy puddle since it doesn't evaporate . It was that thick on my vehicle .
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Just when a guy thinks it can't get any worse .

I noticed a few weeks ago some of the parking lots were wet and sloppy while the rest were frozen over as in white stuff . I dismissed what I thought was going on until today after I walked out of one of the big box stores to my pickup .
Low and behold is this flat bed truck with a couple thousand gallon tank on it and if he would of drove any closer to the pickup we would of swapped paint , going up and down the rows applying this crap .

I swear when we made eye contact he knew exactly what I was thinking . The guy is just doing his job , no sense on letting him know how I really feel .

I suppose the owner of this company is figuring it's better than applying the pit run that they call sand not to mention it'll be a lot easier to clean up since it'll run down the drains .

So now that every time it snows I guess it'll need a second application . These guys will make the city and state boys look like their on vacation applying this stuff .

It could be avoided a little bit at the intersections but this is a whole different ball game . If it's not on your vehicle it'll be on the shoes not to mention it's about time to get the dog some rubber soles . Hate to have him licking this crap off when it gets balled up in his paws .

If I'm not mistaken I do believe they are also applying this to side walks and entry ways in front of buildings also .

All this crap about going green and all natural , what a joke .

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Anyone noticed that as of lately they are no longer using this crap at the intersections for now ? The roads are actually better to get around even with the fresh snow and ice .

I think the reason is because one of the areas that has been using this stuff for years is now under scrutiny because someone took it one step further and now their under investigation because the water table and soil is contaminated but what they have failed to see is how it's being used as of lately in a completely different way . Take it out of one scenario and move it into another .

Do these people in charge have the slightest clue on what's happening in their own back yard .
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I agree 100%! ADOT has been using brine for a few years in South Central and it's a JOKE! Young drivers now think wet roads in the winter = traction, WTF!

Just sand the road without salt and call it good!
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Did someone put in an order for some out of state salt for the roads ?
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