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Benefits of Salting before a snow storm

To apply salt to a parking area or driveway before the snow storm arrives has the benefit of not allowing the snow to get packed down from foot steps or cars traffic and if the storm is small it will melt the snow as it falls or at least reduce the snow accumulation, the grains of salt will also serve for traction until they are dissolved by the moisture in the snow.
The big benefit comes after plowing the snow because there will not be thick layers of compacted snow or ice to be removed, the reason you may have noticed some lines on the highways or local roads before any predicted storms is because liquid salt has been applied to them to prevent the snow from adhering to the road surface and this is the reason why after the roads have been plowed in a couple of hours they are drivable.