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The "Green" Revolution

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by indplstim, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

  2. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Idiots. Don't they realize that sand is just as bad. The amount of sand they are using is probably just as much as salt. What they don't realize that salt breaks down and can be washed away. Sand will flow down the sewer system and go into the Puget Sound and create sediment. Yeah that's much better, lets fill up the Sound with Sand sediment with all the oils and stuff in it, that's real smart. Freakin' morons.
     
  3. D DeSantis

    D DeSantis Member
    Messages: 60

    This should be all they need to abandon this stupid idea.

    -Dan
     
  4. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Seattle on average doesn't get many big snowfalls, most are 5" or under (according to what I could find) so what they're doing would work for the normal snowfall they get. However they need to realize that this doesn't work in all situations.
     
  5. Kingwinter

    Kingwinter Senior Member
    Messages: 217

    isnt the pudget sound salt water? It is connected to the pacific, is it not? Why would dumping more salt into it hurt it? lol.
     
  6. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    We dont usually get a ton of snow here in Indianapolis either. But when we do the main roads and interstates come to a halt. Just the other day we had freezing rain with less than 1/8'' accumliation and there were over 120 accidents in one night. 465 the main interstate cirling Indianapolis was shut down both ways during this small 'event'. I can hardly imagine going out if the road crews didnt plow all the way down and didnt put down salt.
     
  7. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,641

    we dont salt here at all, some gravel but most of it is just snow packed/ice roads. everyone runs snow tires and cops have a hard time with there crownvics.

    i personaly am very glad we dont salt, it eats away at cars/trucks and plows...not a lick of rust on my truck or anything else i can think of.

    this is what most/all roads look like here all winter long
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    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  8. ford550

    ford550 Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    That's fine, but you also live in Alaska dude. What, population 10 and it probably snows everyday, come on. Totally different.
     
  9. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    Anchorage 278,700
    Juneau city and borough 30,700


    and that's just 2 city's population. their not small as most people think.


    heres where i get my info
    http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2008/states/AK.html
     
  10. 91AK250

    91AK250 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,641

    where i live, anchorage is closer to 300,000 right now and sees even more commuter traffic every day.

    thanks for some real info insted of poppoing off at the mouth like that jackass above.
     
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    Whoa...no need to start calling names like "jackass"...that's pretty imature. ya think.

    But I agree...ALASKA IS DIFFERENT FROM SEATLE WASHINGTON.

    Those streets in Seatle look like crap and the people of seatle most likely hate it...they need to lay down Ice melter, and plow some more.
     
  12. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    I guess the difference I see is Indianapolis has closer to a million people if you include all the surrounding areas. There is no way you can compare that to Anchorage with roughly a 1/3 of the people. Along with that everyone in Alaska is used to bad weather/snow/ice driving conditions. Like i said above any snow or ice and people cant handle it most of the time. Idiots driving 50-60 mph on the interstate in freezing rain leads to havoc. On top of that no one here uses snow chains I dont even think its legal due to the damage to the roads and so on. Its apples and oranges, major metropolitan ares must do a good job of keeping the roads clean, that's the point; and if this kind of practice continues and proliferates, it will put alot of us out of a job
     
  13. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    Bump

    Bump it up what do you think??
     
  14. big acres

    big acres Senior Member
    Messages: 653

    For the little snow Seattle gets and how inexperienced the population is at driving in it, they'd be better off salting the crap out of it and moving on.

    Now Alaska... people expect to drive in snow when they move there. If the pace of life is such that they all just drive a little slower, then I think they are better off even if you can't bill a ton of salt. Heavy snow, colder temps, seems like they've made a decision that everyone there agrees with -more power to 'em.
     
  15. nekos

    nekos Senior Member
    Messages: 586

    Last edited: Dec 3, 2009
  16. lucky4511

    lucky4511 Member
    Messages: 40

    wow

    that made my day
     
  17. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    That's just f**ked up! Street ping pong!