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Brookhaven Highway Department Preps for Winter

Town will pre-coat roads with a treatment to prevent ice buildup.

The Town of Brookhaven has adopted a new method for prepping its roads for snow removal, according to a report in The Village Times Herald.

A brine solution composed of salt and water will be applied to major roads and difficult-to-plow streets 48 hours prior to snowfall, which highway superintendent John Rouse said will prevent ice buildup and reduce the amount of time it takes to plow the town's roads.

"We think it's going to be a great thing for the town in terms of driver safety, as well as cutting down on personnel and material costs," Rouse told the The Village Times Herald.

Click here to read the full report.

Hiram Walkers December 08, 2011 at 01:56 AM
The Town of Islip Commissioner of DPW had been the first township in Suffolk to apply Brine to it;s highways. They began in 2009 and expanded from 1 brine making facility to 3. They have over 14 vehicles spreading the material and each facility is capable of producing 5000 gallons an hour. Maybe Brookhaven should look west to see the most progressive department of public works on Long Island.

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