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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by jdknight75, Dec 6, 2008.

  1. jdknight75

    jdknight75 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    I salt a very large parking lot open 24 hrs. do you guys think it is better to salt late at nite or around 6 in the morning?
  2. bugthug

    bugthug Senior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 268

    Whenever it needs it is what I would do.
  3. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    If it's open 24 hrs I'd salt at night. it really depends on how much snow there is. If there calling for 1" or less I'd salt the whole lot when it starts snowing and try and melt it all. If it's calling for a bigger storm, I would just salt the main parking area that's used and the store fronts and wait until later to see if you need to plow. JMO

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Your usually safer to wait until morning to salt entire lot for fear of more snow than you thought so you end up pushing anyway and then salting again. I agree with JD Dave if you know your only getting an inch and its gonna be 30 the next day lay the salt to it and let er burn
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Salt when there is the least amount of traffic to work around. JMO
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,196

    Salt works better on falling snow then fallen snow. If you are sure there is only 1" then salt early. 2 weeks ago the forecast was for trace, they were close we only got 5", needless to say we looked a little dumb with the salt truck out at the beginning of the storm. We had a few complaints why we were trying to salt 5". That's what happens when I'm sleeping. LOL