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Frigid Temps, Nuisance Snow Taking Toll On Local Salt Supply

It’s the only thing between us and gridlock each winter – salt. And most days, since Thanksgiving, road crews have been out there spreading.

01/22/2014

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Chemicals Used To De-Ice Roads Causing Spike In Tire Problems

The cold weather may be gone for now, but it’ll be back again – sooner rather than later since it’s not even mid-January.

01/10/2014

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Beet Juice, Molasses, Even Cheese Brine Being Used To Treat Frozen Roadways

A splash of beet juice, a dollop of molasses, a squeeze of cheese brine. In the coldest weather, the recipe for safer roads often goes beyond the usual sprinkling of salt.

01/07/2014

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PennDOT Preparing Roads For Snow Storm

PennDOT driver Frank Caruso is one of many road crews gearing up for the inclement weather expected to hit our region.

11/25/2013

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Subaru Recalls Certain Vehicles for Potential Salt-Related Brake Issues

That winter weather is not yet a distant memory, but its ugly legacy can live on for months, as KDKA-TV first reported in February.

04/02/2013

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Study: 75% Of Packaged Food For Toddlers Has Too Much Salt

Three new studies about salt were presented Thursday at a meeting of the American Heart Association. One shows that most packaged food for toddlers contain more than the recommended amount.

03/21/2013

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PennDOT Crews Working Round The Clock As Winter Storm Moves In

PennDOT was ready and waiting in Washington County Tuesday evening.

03/05/2013

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Salt Could Cause Problems For Your Car

Entering the Parkway West just before the Fort Pitt Tunnel is about the last place anyone would want their brakes to stop working.

02/05/2013

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Continuous Snow Taking Toll In Many Ways

These nuisance snows are starting to take their toll — not only physically, but financially.

02/05/2013

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Road Crews Prepare For Another Round Of Snow

Road crews are at it again, preparing for another round of snow.

01/25/2013

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New Year’s Eve Snow Wreaks Havoc For Drivers

For some motorists in the Pittsburgh area Monday night, winter driving was put to the test, especially before salt trucks began making their rounds.

12/31/2012

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Snowstorm Bringing In Extra Business For Local Hardware Stores

Winter weather supplies were flying off store shelves in anticipation of Wednesday storm.

12/26/2012

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“Salt & Ice Challenge” Injures Local 12-Year-Old

It’s dangerous, it’s tempting and it’s on YouTube. And now, the salt and ice challenge has injured a local 12-year-old boy, all because of a dare.

06/29/2012

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Pittsburgh Doctor Explains Dangerous Dare

Have you heard of the “Salt and Ice Challenge?” Chances are your kids have. Once again, social media sites like YouTube and Facebook have popularized a dangerous new game that’s drawing alarm from parents and medical experts.

05/01/2012

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City Road Crews Keeping Close Eye On Weather

Road crews are keeping a close eye on the weather today. They are already prepping for the ice and snow mixture that’s set to move into the area this evening.

01/12/2012

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