Anti-icing techniques involve the application of liquid magnesium chloride to roadways and bridges which helps prevent snow or ice from sticking to the pavement. The application greatly reduces black ice and slippery conditions.
When below freezing weather is eminent, ACHD applies magnesium chloride on priority areas. The magnesium chloride not only aids in preventing ice, it can also melt existing ice on streets. ACHD also uses road salt combined with a blue dye, which melts snow and ice, and when combined with sand adds added traction for motorists.