De-icing Salt Supplies for roads

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In Technical & Discussion

Ireland and the UK have been caught out again with insufficient salt supplies for keeping the roads free from ice. Despite being caught out in January of this year and the NRA taking charge of ordering salt for the local authorises since, we are again running out of salt. There is 10,000 tonnes left of salt in Ireland at present and the next delivery by ship is not until Thursday. It is estimated that it will take 10 hours to unload it and drive it to where it is needed. The daily usage of salt has been as high as 5,000 tonnes despite only giving priority to de-icing the national primary routes. Currently to ensure the supplies last, daily usage has been reduced to 2,000 tonnes per day and it is being mixed with grit to reduce Read more “De-icing Salt Supplies for roads”