Salting the roads helps prevent spin-outs, but could that very same road salt and brine be corroding parts of your car and you not even know it? 3 On Your Side’s Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan explains and shows you how to protect yourself.
Streets commissioner Clarena Tolson asked council to approve spending an extra $1.9 million for road salt. She says the current supply — about 12-thousand tons — is enough only to cover one more major storm.
We’ve been riding on top of salt and brine for weeks now, and if you haven’t washed your car regularly you could be facing major damage down the line.
Another winter storm means more salt on the roads — salt that will ultimately wash into the area’s waterways.