Bismarck switches to new de-icing product

Published: Feb. 28, 2019 at 9:11 PM CST
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The city of Bismarck is busy de-icing the streets but the current product doesn't work very well when temperatures dip below 15 degrees.

They're switching to a new product called Beet Heet, which can work in subzero temperatures.

Public Works says they've been experimenting with the product on major roadways for the past couple of weeks. Roads and streets superintendent Keith Glass says research is key.

"Any time you use any type of salt it's corrosive, but with the Missouri River here and everything draining out to that we're kind of particular and do a lot of checking before we bring a product into the city," said Keith Glass, Roads and Streets superintendent.

Glass says they've already ordered the second tanker of Beet Heet and think it's going to be great tool for de-icing roads.