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Quebec town swaps out salt for eco-friendly wood chips on icy roads

The long term effects of salt use are becoming apparent as it takes its toll on cars, roads, and rivers that roads might drain into.

Salt has been used on Canadian roads for a long time. The long term effects of salt use are becoming apparent as it takes its toll on cars, roads, and rivers that roads might drain into. Some cities are beginning to experiment with more eco-friendly alternatives. The town of Rosemère, Que., is opting for a more environmentally-friendly way of keeping roads from becoming slippery due to ice, snow and freezing rain — wood chips.

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