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New York State Thruway: You can't beet this de-icing plan
The New York State Thruway has plucked a secret weapon from the vegetable aisle to contend with this winter's icy season along its 570 miles of highway.
The briny mixture will be used alongside the authority's traditional arsenal of rock salt and snowplows as workers try to keep motorists safe from slips and slides.
Sugar beet juice and brine has proved to be an effective...