Publishers Notes: I have seen a lot of comments today referencing the road conditions, especially in Wicomico County. Some, (like another clueless Blogger) want to blame Bob Culver, thanks for the laugh!
Nevertheless, because I have been doing this for year and I actually listen and LEARN, let me explain how it works.
Because it was so cold last night and what actually fell from the sky was freezing rain, the roads were a sheet of ice FIRST. The white stuff on the top, (are you listening JT) that would be called SNOW. Are you following me?
Underneath that white stuff is all ICE. IF you try to PLOW the roads, the ice and snow compact because the plow blades cannot clear the ICE and what you have left is compact ICE.
So, the ONLY thing you can do is spread salt onto whatever is on the roads. Once the salt melts the ICE, then and only then can you start to clear the blacktop.
Now, Delaware is much smarter than Maryland because they pre treat the asphalt with a liquid solution HOURS BEFORE the precipitation falls to the ground. This liquid assures no ice buildup and the roads are almost instantly cleared wherever this solution is applied.
So rather than ACTING like you know it all and blame people who actually know what they're doing, read this article again and today, children, you will actually learn something, for once.
By the way, not only are Delaware roads clear, our taxes are far less than Maryland. Go Figure! Go build another Fire Palace Salisbury. One day you'll have money left over to pre treat your roads.