RED BANK LIKES THE BRINE

Blacktop shows through on the treated portions of Marion Street, above, and the south end of Worthley Street, below, after last week’s snow.  (Photos by Bobby Holiday. Click to enlarge)

By WIL FULTON

A salt brine pretreatment used to retard the formation of roadway ice passed its first test last week, Red Bank officials say.

“So far, so good,” DPW supervisor Bobby Holiday said of the chemical, following a light snowfall last Friday and Saturday.

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SPEAKING OF DE ICE…

Salt brine laid down in a wavy pattern on Brown Place, near Branch Avenue, above, and bending around the corner at Hudson Avenue and Harding Road, below. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

In anticipation of the season’s second “snow event,” Red Bank is trying out a new road de-icer, which has left the town’s streets marked with what appears to be parallel chalk lines.

“I’m exposing my new, artistic side,” quips public works department director Gary Watson.

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