Speech to Text for Snow near Siskiyou Summit
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and sticking to roads here at the siskiyou summit. even though oregon is a "no salt state" it's pilot program is using salt on icy roads in limited situations. when i asked odot why they were using salt in a "no-salt" state.. a spokesperson told me it doesn't use it all the time.. but will in strategic areas like the passes. oregon has previously avoided using rock salt because to its corrosive effect and environmental concerns. but officials say rock salt can quickly cut through snow and ice and perhaps help prevent the crashes and closures. that's because the salt reduces the amount of chain requirements which can slow down traffic and cause accidents. gary: "gary says, "we'll start using salt strategically to get down to bare pavement or to stay at bare pavement." o-dot's station on siskiyou summit says it's keeping a close eye on the pass. each night, workers look at the conditions to decide when and where they may should treat the roads with salt and de-icer trucks. even though oregon is a "no salt" state... o-dot will continue to salt passes like the siskiyou summit for its pilot program. while they're monitoring the roads. they say drivers should too. live near the siskiyou summit, sionan barrett, newswatch12. and now to stormwatch 12 meterologist