Winter road option: use no salt

The article “Cutting down on Salt” [November/December 2014] brought up several good points. One idea not discussed is the use of no salt on roads. Use salt only on hills and intersections. My wife and I lived in western Montana for several winters. We lived on a ranch in a very rural area. No salt was used at all; they just plowed the roads. We had a 4×4 truck and drove differently than most people do “back East.” It required a more cautious driving style along with a set of tire chains, but it was worth it. Taxes were much lower, and there was no salt damage. Maybe it is time to make a real change in New York.

Thomas Callens, Sodus Point

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