Why is salt brine important?

Rock salt, or solid salt, is simply crystals of sodium chloride. Until it has gone into solution - that is, until it has formed brine, will do nothing to stop snow from freezing to the pavement surface. Agencies that use rock salt in their winter maintenance activities are doing so to create brine on the road surface. Therefore brine is an integral and critical part of winter maintenance activities.

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