Do they use salt and grime in Alaska? or do they adapt? Polar bears don't complain about the snow and ice. I'm sure that there's a better answer than the destroyer one. I think it's just an easy way out for the highway department. It's insane. I'm looking in on stuck on stupid, and seeing the insane amount of high level of stupidity. They do make cab over snowmobiles, ect?? Ice Road Truckers in Alaska? Get it?
I hear that sand works in all temperatures you Northern dikk
I don’t want to get in the middle of anything but I live in Atlantic Canada. Home to -40 (Fahrenheit) nights, and then a above freezing slushy days…80mph winds, and snow falls that can total 4+ feet in one storm. You can know how to drive all you want, but it won’t matter. Parked cars slide down driveways and streets here. Sand works well but our snow season can run from October to April, so if all they used was sand after big storms l that often end with freezing rain…by the end of the winter, you wouldn’t see where the roads end and the sidewalks or ditches begin. We have the kind of storms that end with hundreds of thousands without power because power lines can’t handle the weight of being incased in ice. You can’t just own a shovel here and hope to keep your driveway clear. Most have snow blowers at the very least, or a truck with a plow. I have a tractor.
Studded tires are a good choice here, but they don’t make those for city busses etc.
So yes I hate salt and calcium chloride brines. I wish they used sand a bit more, but I also realize it doesn’t necessarily work better all the time.
And you cant compare ice road truckers to this. They welcome compacted snow as it helps prolong the road life. And it’s usually always cold there, so the conditions during the season are great….cold ice on a cool day makes for sticky ice. They aren’t going down a winding 2 lane ice road going 70mph with screaming kids in the back on the way to school. But we are down the highway.
A bunch of us east coast boys went down to Wisconsin for the ice races. The locals knew right away we were no stranger to driving on trashy snow covered ice lol.
But I digress. I hate winter