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How heavy is snow?

How heavy is snow?

So just how heavy is snow? Snow is generally light and fluffy, but with time, accumulated snow can be quite heavy! Snow weighs approximately 20 pounds per cubic foot when settled. This is about 320 kg per cubic meter. Snow is generally much heavier when it is settled,...

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What type of salt is used for snow?

What type of salt is used for snow?

What type of salt is used for snow? Sodium chloride is the most commonly used de-icing salt for Canadian roads. Sodium chloride is sold under names such as rock salt, road salt, snow melt, or ice melt. It is affordable and readily available. Sodium chloride is...

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City of Calgary Snow Removal Fines

City of Calgary Snow Removal Fines

City of Calgary Fines Regarding Failure to Remove Snow If the City of Calgary has to clear your sidewalk: Minimum flat rate of $150 plus GST and administration fee. If not paid by invoice date, this fee is added to annual property tax. City of Calgary snow removal...

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When Snow Starts in Calgary

When Snow Starts in Calgary

When is the first snowfall of the year in Calgary, AB? The first snowfall event in Calgary, AB usually occurs in early to mid October. The first instance of snowfall in Calgary, at or over 1.0cm of snow, in the past 10 years, has varied as follows: This data is...

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What makes snow white?

What makes snow white?

Snow isn't actually white Light reflects off the ice crystals that make up snow. Your eye cone cells pickup all the various wavelengths of color bouncing off the crystals, and so you perceive the snow as white. Snow is not actually white, snow crystals are...

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How to Properly Shovel Snow

How to Properly Shovel Snow

How to shovel snow and avoid repetitive strain injuries and hypothermia Shoveling snow is hard work, but can also be rewarding, looking back at the areas you’ve cleared of snow can give you a sense of accomplishment. No one wants to hurt themselves while doing it...

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Types of Snow Plow Blades

Types of Snow Plow Blades

What's the best snow plow blade for your setup? There are quite a few different types of snow plow blades on the market today. The key distinguishing factors of snow plow blades include width, moldboard design, presence of wings, hydraulically activated components,...

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How to Plow Snow | Comprehensive Guide

How to Plow Snow | Comprehensive Guide

Commercial and Residential Snow Plow Guide for Light to Heavy Duty Pick-up Trucks Snow plowing is no easy task, it takes a skilled operator, the right snow plow equipment setup, and a sound plan to ensure the operation goes smoothly. In this post we’ll dive into the...

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