How it Works
An anti-icing solution – calcium chloride with a corrosion inhibitor – is applied before snowfall and acts as a debonding agent. Snow then melts on contact and evaporates, preventing snow and ice from sticking and black ice from forming on pavement. This makes snow removal easier and more effective, resulting in better conditions for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. In the winter 2017 trial, it was found that roads treated with anti-icer had greater friction and stopping distances were reduced.
By stopping snow from sticking to the road, the City can potentially save time, money and resources, because plowing won’t be required as often and sand may not need to be applied to streets.