Plowing when there is no snow

The in basket: My wife, The Judybaker, saw four Kitsap County snow plows working on Mile Hill Drive over a 45-minute period Monday afternoon, but said it had stopped snowing and there was no snow on the road. They were plowing nothing. Isn’t that hard on the road surface for no reason, she asked.

The out basket: They weren’t plowing nothing, says Doug Bear, spokesman for county public works. They were plowing slush.

“Very cold weather (was) expected to move in overnight and freeze anything on the road surface. While the pavement appeared bare to your wife, we (were) plowing slush off the roads. This prevents it from freezing and channeling cars.”

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