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Eureka Springs to Experiment with New Product for Ice and Snow

By: Elizabeth Monte
Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The Eureka Springs Public Works Department is introducing a new product that should stop icing on roads that are inclined.

The product is beet juice, far less corrosive than salt and more effective than gravel.  The accelerator is spread on the surfaces before it ices.   

 It prevents ice from adhering to the road surface.   The product costs a little more than the conventional ice-melt mixture, but authorities are excited because the new product is considered “green”, combining all natural-agricultural waste product with salt brine.

The city of Eureka Springs has 39 miles of streets that are inclined.

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