Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announced today that the city has reversed its policy against using road salt to combat ice and snow. Sorta.
The mayor set certain conditions for using salt: on hills, arterials or snow bus routes, and on routes to hospitals and other emergency facilities when at least 4 inches of snow is predicted, if ice is predicted, or if extreme cold is expected to last more than three days.
So they’ll use salt on some roads, every few years or so, when the conditions warrant. There. Is everybody satisfied?