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City of Dayton Using Blue Solution On Roads

DAYTON -- City of Dayton road salt crews have a new attack strategy for this March snow storm.  They're using blue dye on the roads.  It's something new they're trying for this storm.  The colored dye is mixed into their brine and beet juice mix that the trucks are dumping on the city's streets.

City officials say they're using it as a visual tool, so residents can see that salt trucks have been down their street.  They are also using it as a tool for crews so they can see where they've already covered. The dye is biodegradable and has been tested to make sure it doesn't stain cars or clothes.  The city's street department has been changing their strategy for keeping the roads clear as this storm changes.

Jim Brinegar. Dayton Street Maintenance explained, ''The storm has been changing all week and it changed all day today and we are getting earlier today we were getting 3 to 5 and 5 to 8 and down and now there's another storm that wasn't coming later so... we're just watching as the storm evolves and changing to meet it.''

Meanwhile, ODOT also tells us they are continuing to work around the clock treating the interstates and state routes throughout all eight counties in district 7. They tell us they have 120 plows out working and are asking drivers to give them room on the road to clear the way.

 
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