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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
MCDOT Salt Brine Used on Roads to Melt Snow Does Not Contain Magnesium Chloride
Recent reports that some communities add magnesium chloride to their salt brine solutions to melt snow on roads has caused concern about this corrosive agent’s effect on vehicles. But, if you live or drive in Montgomery County, there is no need for worry. The Division of Highway Services uses only regular salt, made of sodium chloride, diluted with water for its salt brine solution and adds nothing else to it.