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Cedar Rapids with new way to battle winter weather

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - The Cedar Rapids street department is enjoying a new tool that gives it another way to battle icy roads.

It's a brine machine, which can make two-thousand gallons of salt brine per hour.

The city finished installing the 93-hundred dollar machine last week.

The brine is applied to streets with special tanker trucks.

It doesn't melt the ice very well, but creates a layer of salt that can prevent ice from forming.

 

Online Reporter: Jason Epner

 

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