Icy road conditions can be formed when rain has fallen and freezes upon contact, causing dangerous driving conditions. Water freezes at 32 degrees.
One method used to help and prevent icy road conditions is by using salt. This method is helpful because salt lowers the freezing point of water which will lead to melting of the ice and also prevents falling rain or snow from being able to freeze.
It is reported by “Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Molly Coates” that at 30 degrees, one pound of salt melts 46 pounds of ice in five minutes, but at an air temperature of 15 degree and below, salt becomes ineffective.
Move at a considerable speed when driving on a icy road.