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Beet juice melts ice on Butler County roads

Submitted Wed, 01/08/2014 - 7:31am by Andy Alm

PennDot is trying something new to treat roads in Butler County and they say it’s working.  Beet juice.  Its mixed with other chemicals and is working to treat roads in subzero temperatures. Officals say salt is ineffective on treating roadways and ice when temps fall below 20 degrees.