City Hopes to 'Beet' Winter Weather

Juice Said to Aid in Snow Removal

Posted: December 24, 2012 at 2:20 a.m.

Alfred DeRoche, a crew leader with Fayetteville’s Transportation Division, shows the city’s storage silo Friday for the supply of beet juice the city plans to use to treat roads for snow and ice.

The Fayetteville Transportation Division has a new solution for removing snow from city streets: beet juice, a brown, sticky liquid that is a byproduct of processed sugar beets.

At A Glance

Beet Juice

According to Beet Juice Salt, a Lisle, Ill.-based distributor of a beet juice mixture for snow removal, “Beet juice is becoming a very popular snow and ice fighting tool. It is organic, reduces corrosion, melts to very low temperatures and reduces the amount of material needed for application.”


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