22 11/12

Rock Salt in Bulk for the Roads During Winter

I need to purchase some rocksalt for the Winter storms this year so that I can be prepared ahead of time. Although, it is already starting to get pretty cold some nights. I woke up the other morning, and when I checked the weather, it said it was 28 degrees outside. That is definitely the coldest it has been since Spring rolled around. I am not really looking forward to the onset of Winter, but it can’t be avoided, and it is best to be prepared.

I happen to live on a road that is fairly isolated, and although it is paved, and in pretty good condition, nobody from the local government applies salt to the road surface during the Winter when there is a potential for a strong snow or ice storm. That is unfortunate, since this road has the potential to get fairly treacherous during the winter when it covered in snow or ice. The road is quite winding, narrow, and steep; not to me mention, the road is fairly long too. The only houses on the road belong to members of my family, and as such, I see it as being sort of my responsibility in order to keep the road well salted in the Winter when there is a chance of significant inclement weather. I really hope that it does not snow too often this winter.

I wonder how much salt I should buy this year, I guess I will check some forecasts. I do not really know why, but I have the feeling that this winter is going to be colder than most. I hope that this feeling in my gut is wrong though. I need to start looking online for rock salt so that I can go ahead and place an order sometime this afternoon.

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