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Winter weather conditions in Minnesota can cause icy roads and walkways, leading to dangerous conditions for drivers and pedestrians. Deicers are used to combat this situation. A deicer is a substance that melts or prevents the formation of ice, and does so by lowering the freezing point of water and preventing a bond between ice and paved surfaces. While deicers have the ability to greatly improve road and walkway safety, they can also have negative effects on the environment and surrounding infrastructure.

This Category provides links to pages that provide information on deicing and effects of deicing.

This page was last edited on 7 February 2023, at 20:02.