According to the Daily Hive, the City of Vancouver prepares for weekend snow with 100 snow and ice vehicles and 3,000 tonnes of salt, the City of Vancouver says it is prepared for the snow and colder temperatures expected this weekend.
The city says crews are monitoring weather reports and a “response plan is underway” with key routes including major roads, bus routes, bridges and the 15 most-used pathways and bike routes currently being treated for ice and snow.
Potatoes Help! The night before freezing temperatures, rub half a potato over your car’s windshield. The sugar from the potato creates a barrier over the window and prevents ice from forming, so you’ll come out in the morning and won’t have to scrape! Simply rinse and wipe with your wipers when you get on the road.
Many have been asking how to best spread/apply icemelters?
Icemelters are best spread by using some mechanical means such as a spreader. Using a spreader guarantees even consistent distribution. While deicers can be spread manually using a scoop or by hand, it is not recommended. Spreaders are available in all sizes, from small hand held varieties to large dump truck attachments. Many users of ice melters like to have their product colored to make it easier for the person doing the spreading and to help over use of the product. Colored deicers can easily be seen by people, assuring them that it is safe to walk on the ice.
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According to the Farmer’s Almanac, if you like snow, then you should head out to western Quebec and Ontario, where snowier-than-normal conditions are forecast. In addition, above-normal snow is expected over the interior of British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
They have marked the second week of January over Ontario and Quebec for a possible heavy snowfall with a wintry mix for the Maritimes, and another for the second week of February for possible blizzard conditions in the Maritimes. In the final week of March, much of the eastern half of the country looks stormy, with a significant late-season snowfall blowing into Ontario and Quebec on through the Maritimes.
As per the Old Farmer’s Almanac, uncommonly chilly temperatures are predicted mostly for the western states and northeastern New England. Specifically, winter will be colder than normal in Maine; the Intermountain, Desert Southwest, and Pacific Southwest regions.
Snowfall will be greater than normal in the Northeast, Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, the High Plains, and northern Alaska.
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