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Davenport waiting to salt roads until temps rise

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — You may not see clear roads in Davenport until Monday, Dec. 19, said Public Works Director Gleason.

“The snow team has been keeping up with the main routes and emergency routes using an increased amount of salt,” said Gleason in a release on Saturday evening.

All main and emergency routes in Davenport have been plowed.

With a bit of snow pack, roads should retain more traction until the temperatures rise to a point where salt will become effective again. It is expected that on Monday, crews will be sent back out on the streets as necessary to continue plowing and salting streets, said Nahra.

The Iowa Department of Transportation posted the following to their Facebook page:

When it’s this cold, salt doesn’t help and can cause refreeze making roads more slippery. Please slow down and leave room between vehicles.

Salt effectiveness poster from Iowa DOT

Salt effectiveness poster from Iowa DOT

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