Why doesn’t the County use more sand?

Our experience, and the body of research on the use of sand, indicates the benefits of abrasives (sand) applied to roadways are very minimal. Abrasives are easily displaced from the roadway by traffic and they have no ice melting properties. There are also negative environmental consequences such as air pollution and siltation of waterways.

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1. How do I report a pothole/road issue?
2. Who is responsible for my road?
3. How do I report damage to my mailbox?
4. How do I report a dead deer?
5. Why do we salt the roadways in the winter?
6. What are the limitations of road salt?
7. Why doesn’t the County use more sand?
8. Am I allowed to pass a snowplow?
9. Who determines when the snowplows are called out?
10. Why is it that I never seem to see a snowplow during a winter storm?
11. Why the difference in performance from storm to storm?
12. Why are you spraying water on the roadway on a perfectly clear day?