Hey, maybe your muffler won't be rusted out and dragging on the ground by Spring!

Bangor is going to use a less corrosive salt mixture to treat the roads this winter. According to the BDN, the new mixture is also cheaper.

Public Works Director Dana Wardwell suggested the change from calcium chloride, to a magnesium chloride mixture. The city will use the magnesium chloride mixture in tandem with rock salt. The liquid allows the rock salt to continue melting snow and ice in below 0 temperatures.

Bangor uses about 6,000 tons of rock salt and 15,000 gallons of calcium chloride each winter.

Calcium chloride has been used to treat Bangor roads for the last 20 years.