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Re: [T3] Snow in PDX

Terrain is a big factor here as well.  While I'm locked in w/ice, Brian Fye is
enjoying +40F and rain and he's only 3 hours south from me!  Martin Magnia is
about 20 minutes north of me (due to all the traffic) but on the other side of
the hill and he's in more ice than I and that's mostly due to the freezing east
winds coming out of the Columbia gorge.

As to the salt, we probably have the tree huggers for keeping that away.
Personally, I'm all for keeping salt off every single US road.  But whoever
owns that business is making a bunch of money serving the east coast so I doubt
it would be banned any time soon -- money trumps anything it seems :-(  On our
news the reports even said that salt is not only bad for the environment but
also extremely (yes, they used that word) corrosive to automobiles!  Apparently
they are trying some citrus solution that is "environmentally friendly" and
sticks to the road surface better...doesn't wash away in the rain as easily as

     Toby Erkson  --  air_cooled_nut@pobox.com
     '72 VW Squareback, '95 VW Jetta, '81 Gold Wing, '73 Porsche 914
     Portland, Oregon

----- Original Message ----- 
> --- Keith Park <topnotch@nycap.rr.com> wrote:
> > I watched this on the news... and I love seeing all
> > those snow covered roads
> > without a GRAIN of salt!!  Yet all you get along
> > just fine!  I wish the
> > Eastern folk would learn how to do without it... our
> > roads are WHITE with
> > salt now.
> Wow... I'm amazed the climate is so different an hour
> or two away... We saw one snowstorm where they used
> salt. We had about a week of rain after that, and the
> white has been gone for weeks now.

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