This field handbook is to help promote the understanding of the tools, best practices and limitations of snow and ice control. It will help you understand when to use and when not to use these tools and practices. In addition, it encourages progressive changes in snow and ice control practices that will help you reduce sand/salt use and lessen environmental impacts while meeting the safety and mobility needs of roadway users.
Improved practices such as anti-icing, prewetting, and pretreating are emphasized as well as standard best practices expected in a quality snow & ice control program. Throughout the book you will find environmental tips provided to help you reduce environmental impacts from snow and ice control operations.