Spring street sweeping starts today in Minneapolis, and that’s a good thing, because while Roadguy was driving across town on Sunday, he happened upon this:
Two miles to the east on the same street were these:
With all the concern about the impact of road salt on both vehicles and the environment, it was a bit dismaying to see random piles on the pavement, especially with the lack of snow in the forecast. I called the city and asked whether these sorts of spills should be reported to 311; when I hear back, I’ll let you know what they say.
I think it was last spring that a small berm of salt appeared on the ramp to westbound I-94 behind the Convention Center. It took weeks for it to dissolve; let’s hope these new piles get vacuumed up instead.
Also, Roadguy must acknowledge that he isn’t 100 percent sure that it’s salt, as he refused to taste it:
So perhaps it was rock candy. Either way, it can’t be too good for your set of wheels.