Seattle refuses to use road salt because of salting salty Puget Sound
“If we were using salt, you’d see patches of bare road because salt is very effective,” Wiggins said. “We decided not to utilize salt because it’s not a healthy addition to Puget Sound.”
Puget Sound (pronounced /ˈpjuːʤᵻt/) is an inland marine complex of waterways from the Pacific Ocean, connected to the rest of the Pacific by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
Skidding down this hill is a heck of a lot more healthy:
Particularly since the cops can’t get to you in an emergency:
That leaves many drivers, including Seattle police, pretty much on their own until nature does to the snow what the sand can’t: melt it.