Snow? We're still trying to get rid of that sheet of ice... - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Snow? We're still trying to get rid of that sheet of ice...

  • Arctic Blast 2015More>>

  • Carbon Monoxide: Lurking danger in cold weather

    Carbon Monoxide: Lurking danger in cold weather

    Friday, February 20 2015 12:58 AM EST2015-02-20 05:58:21 GMT
    Friday, February 20 2015 12:58 AM EST2015-02-20 05:58:22 GMT
    As you turn on your heat to keep warm in these frigid cold temperatures, there is something you should also keep in mind... carbon monoxide.More >>
    As you turn on your heat to keep warm in these frigid cold temperatures, there is something you should also keep in mind... carbon monoxide.More >>
  • Tips to keep your furnace running in the cold

    Tips to keep your furnace running in the cold

    Monday, February 16 2015 7:14 PM EST2015-02-17 00:14:49 GMT
    Monday, February 16 2015 7:14 PM EST2015-02-17 00:14:51 GMT
    With temperatures well below freezing for days at a time, it's important to make sure you don't lose heat in your home. Heating experts say there are a few easy things you can do to keep your furnace running smoothly.More >>
    With temperatures well below freezing for days at a time, it's important to make sure you don't lose heat in your home. Heating experts say there are a few easy things you can do to keep your furnace running smoothly.More >>
  • Tips to keep your house warm this winter

    Tips to keep your house warm this winter

    Monday, January 5 2015 4:17 PM EST2015-01-05 21:17:02 GMT
    Thursday, January 8 2015 10:21 PM EST2015-01-09 03:21:36 GMT
    We promise summer will come again, but in the meantime, heating professionals have some tips for how you can stay warm and maximize the efficiency of your heating system:More >>
    We promise summer will come again, but in the meantime, heating professionals have some tips for how you can stay warm and maximize the efficiency of your heating system:More >>
(Toledo News Now) -

If you're concerned about the thick sheet of ice around your home, driveway, and maybe even on the street in front of your house, you're not alone. 

Scott Denker, owner of "The Grounds Guys of Toledo," says, "Many people are concerned about all the snow that is going to be falling from the sky, but there is already a problem on the ground, and the problem is ice."

Many neighborhoods throughout the Toledo area are dealing with ice that was creating during last weekend's brief thaw. 

To get these blankets of ice off the sidewalk, try sprinkling them with salt, and then shoveling once the salt has had time to set in. And as they say, 
lather, rinse, repeat. 

It's best to make sure to work in stages to allow time for the salt to do its thing, and to give yourself time to rest between bouts of shoveling. 
Denker says, "I would just try to keep the walks clear in stages, don't try to go out there and do it all at once in one big fell swoop, because it's obviously harder on the body, the snow is heavy."


  • Sand- It provides traction but doesn't melt ice
  • Rock salt- It melts ice but can cause damage to plants and concrete
  • CMA or Calcium Magnesium Acetate. An ice removal product that works a little slower than rock salt and is a littler more expensive, but not as damaging
  • Potassium Chloride. Only works to 12 degrees, but is less damaging as well
  • Calcium Chloride. Fast and effective but leaves oily residue
Read more here.

Mobile users, click on the "Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here. 

Copyright 2014 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    After school shooting, Florida leaders propose new gun laws

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 9:37 PM EST2018-02-24 02:37:44 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    More >>

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

    More >>
  • Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Ex-Trump aide pleads guilty, will cooperate in Russia probe

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:14 AM EST2018-02-23 05:14:34 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 9:36 PM EST2018-02-24 02:36:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - in this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates departs Federal District Court in Washington. In a dramatic escalation of pressure and stakes, special counsel Robert Mueller filed additional criminal charges Thursday...

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    More >>

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed additional criminal charges against President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and his business associate.

    More >>
  • Authorities searching for missing man

    Authorities searching for missing man

    Friday, February 23 2018 9:35 PM EST2018-02-24 02:35:34 GMT
    (Source: Prattville Police Department)(Source: Prattville Police Department)

    Kaleb Fannin, 28, was last seen leaving his Montgomery residence Sunday, and officials say he may be travelling to Talladega, Alabama in a white 2006 Ford Taurus with a license tag that reads 4AF8574.

    More >>

    Kaleb Fannin, 28, was last seen leaving his Montgomery residence Sunday, and officials say he may be travelling to Talladega, Alabama in a white 2006 Ford Taurus with a license tag that reads 4AF8574.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly