Montana Anti-Icing – Keeping Roads Safe
Icy winter roads in Montana need to be safe for travelers. That is a top priority for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT), cities, counties, and tribal roads departments. MDT has links on its website with traveler information, travel conditions, safety, things to do, and more. From Interstates 15, 90, and 94 to Montana state highways 12, 87, and 191 – the interstate freeways, state highways, county roads, and city streets become treacherous every winter. How is your highway, public works, or roads and streets department ensuring that travelers are as safe as possible? Montana anti-icing, deicing, and ice melting procedures impact both local bus routes and travel for interstate travelers. Are you prepared?
In Montana, icy, remote roads and big snowfalls are a way of life. From Billings to Bozeman, Columbia Falls to Roundup, and most of the state, a roads department must be prepared. A prepared roads department has a proven plan in place to minimize the buildup of snow and ice BEFORE it happens, enhance the effectiveness of aggregate treatments, or prevent bridges from becoming a danger zone. Desert Mountain Corporation has the liquid and granular solutions required to meet the needs of the demanding Montana environment.
Our laboratory tested and field-proven treatments for Montana ice melt, anti-icing, and deicing solutions include:
Ice Slicer is a fast-acting granular ice melt and de-icing product. It is environmentally friendly, low-corrosive, and used to break the bond of snow and ice from Montana streets, roads, highways, walkways, driveways, and parking lots. Mined in Utah, the unique natural blend of Ice Slicer’s chlorides melts snow and ice effectively to 0° F, resulting in safer roads at lower temperatures. Ice Slicer’s road deicer has a distinctive natural dark red color that is free of dyes and full of 60+ natural minerals. The distinctive red coloring clearly marks the road, letting the public know a road has been treated. Available for purchase in 50 lb. bags, 1-ton super sacks, and in bulk truckload quantities.
Don’t settle for plain road salt! Ice Slicer is a fast-acting deicing compound, ideal for general highway and street deicing. In the first 30 minutes after application, Ice Slicer effectively melts more snow and ice than white salt. It is easier on equipment and infrastructure since it is at least 20% less corrosive than white salt. As a natural blend, Ice Slicer will not stain concrete or asphalt or require clean up after the snow melts.
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Treating large or small aggregate, sand, or salt stockpiles with SOS helps Montana winter road departments increase the performance of salt or gravel applications. When they have to apply less product, they end up saving money for the road department in total winter road treatment costs. An application of SOS requires a smaller amount of sand or salt to be spread due to less bounce and scatter and reduces leaching.
AMP is a salt brine additive, that is mixed in with the brine to intensify the effect of the brine mixture. With its built-in corrosion inhibitor, it will reduce the damage done to the roads department’s equipment. Testing done by our R & D Lab and live road tests have seen strong results – AMP continues to melt in temperatures as low as 10°F.
A liquid deicing product, MeltDown has melting capabilities that are a 12°F improvement in freeze point over any other liquid deicer. Making it easier for Montana road departments to battle the snow and ice buildup with an enhanced version of mag brine that works at lower temperatures.
With a complete line of ice melting products and ice control products, Desert Mountain Corporation has the solution for winter driving challenges. Available in both granular and liquid forms for Montana anti-icing and deicing of rural, urban, and in many cases highly dangerous roads. Across the state, the conditions are different and the deicing approach may vary. Our expert team will guide you in selecting the best products and application rates for anti-icing and de-icing.
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