Yes. Salt cannot be applied to dirt roads as it will cause them to thaw and become soft in the winter. At the very beginning of a storm, salt is applied to the major arterial roadways to reduce the rate of accidents and to prevent the snow from bonding to the pavement. In order to do this within 2-3 hours, it requires the use of all of the Town’s primary plow trucks. Once the asphalt roads are complete the driver will return to the public works garage to change the load to sand at which point the plow driver will begin plowing and sanding the gravel roads.