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Oxford to Increase Salt on Town Streets
Mark Rushton
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Oxford to Increase Salt on Town Streets

Like most small towns facing winter weather, Oxford is trying to find the best use of scarce resources.

Town Council last night directed public works to change the salt-and-sand mixture used on town streets to deal with ice.  There were concerns that the usual 50/50 sand-to-salt ratio wasn't doing the job, so this winter the town will increase the salt content to 75 percent.

The councillors crunched the numbers and debated the impact on the environment and infrastructure from the higher salt level. It might seem a small matter, but its one that required a fair bit of discussion and research into the cost of sand and salt tonnage to determine the impact on the snow-clearing budget. 

Staff will monitor the effectiveness of the new mix over the coming months, and will adjust accordingly.

Salt is only effective, in dealing with ice, down to a certain temperature, around -21 Celsius. After that, sand is the only thing that can provide grip for your tires.

Councillor Wade Adshade said the mix Oxford has been using may be too sandy, given the amount he sees left over on town streets from last winter.

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Events This Week

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser.

Thursday, August 13, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. Limited to the first 50 people. Public health rules in place.

Saturday, August 15, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash. Click HERE for details. CANCELLED till further notice.

Sunday, August 16, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Monday, August 17, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Monday, August 17, 2020 6:00 PM

Monthly meeting of Oxford Town Council at 6 pm in the Town Hall.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

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