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“Salting smart” recommended on La Crosse pavement this winter

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The city of La Crosse would like you to cut back on salt — on your sidewalk and driveway.

The city’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is promoting a “salting smart” campaign this winter, aimed at reducing how much salt goes on the roads and, eventually, into the rivers or wastewater systems.

The campaign organizers say a 12-ounce coffee mug will hold all the salt you need to cover 10 sidewalk squares or a 20-foot driveway.

They also suggest clearing snow off the pavement before it can turn to ice and using sand, instead of salt, when the temperature drops below 15 degrees.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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