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    Why Is Salt Used to Melt Ice on the Roads

    Salt is used to melt ice on the roads because salt makes it difficult for water to bond together in the cold to create ice. This is what it means to ‘lower the freezing point of water’. This method is used to prevent resistance to concrete or asphalt surfaces. Ice on roads can become hazardous for driving, walking and biking etc. This is due to the slippery sheen that builds up as the water collects from precipitation or snow. Every year millions of dollars are spent on snow removal to keep the public safe from accidents. Snow removal in heavily saturated areas can cost 5 million dollars or more to…