Snow Plow Anchorage has greater than 100 staff members to keep more than 1200 miles of local parking lots, pathways and trails cleared of snow and ice. Throughout the Alaskan winter season of October to March, our maintenance groups are on call working seven days a week, 24-hours a day to provide plowing, snow blowing, de-icing and shoveling to both our commercial and residential customers.
Our maintenance department uses methods that are developed to avoid ice build-up and thawing. Potassium acetate is less harsh than chloride salts, such as calcium chloride and magnesium chloride. It is mainly made use of in the central enterprise zone. Restricted amounts of magnesium chloride are utilized in the district, as it is not so hazardous to plants near roads. Acetate and magnesium Potassium chloride are utilized both to prevent icing as well as to de-ice road surface areas.