Anti-icing Operations

Anti-icing is a proactive snow and ice control strategy that aims at preventing the formation or development of bonded snow and ice by applying chemical freezing-point depressant before or at th onset of a snow storm event. Effective anti-icing operations must take into account the following factors:
  • Type of the snow storm (precipitation type, rate and duration)
  • Pavement¬†temperature¬†and trend
  • Pavement conditions at the time of application (dry, wet, slush, ice, snow)
  • Dilution potential (traffic, slope)

Recommended solid salt application rates (to be developed)
Recommended liquid application rates (to be developed)