Mahoning County road department goes to work using “anti-skid” material

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) — Road crews worked Sunday evening laying down the new “anti-skid” mix for the first time in Mahoning County.

The purchase of the new “anti-skid material”  was approved at the Mahoning County Commissioner’s meeting Thursday.

The “anti-skid” mix was loaded into trucks and went out onto the roads around 6:30 p.m.

Leaders say the new mix will add traction and friction to the road for drivers.

Most of the streets in Boardman have been salted.

Drivers are still urged to use caution on the road and leave room for snow plow drivers to do their jobs.

Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginetti says the new mix is not only better for drivers, but trucks treating the roads as well.

“We were using a grind of pregnated slag, we are no longer using that. We’re trying out this ant-skid slag that Penndot uses. It’s a little bit more dense material with less fines in it, so it’s going to flow a lot better out of the trucks and onto the roads,” said Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginetti.

The Mahoning County Engineer says trucks will be out all night and into the morning treating roads.

Mahoning County has purchased one-thousand tons of the new material to use during inclement weather.

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