“Never Pour Hot Water on Ice” Warns U.K. Snow Expert

Snow disruption is costing the U.K. economy £500m per day, to help get the country back up & running, snow and ice safety expert Alex Pitt offers advice and top tips on managing the adverse weather conditions. Contact Aneela Rose, Tracmaster's media rep in the U.K.

Online PR News – 22-January-2013 – West Sussex, United Kingdom – “Resist the temptation to pour hot water over ice to melt it,” is the snow safety advice of Alex Pitt, director of snow-clearing equipment experts Tracmaster. “This is a short-term solution, as once it cools it will freeze over the existing ice making the problem worse. Salt or grit is a better approach.”

As snow has hit Britain hard causing disruption to schools, business and travel, costing the U.K. economy £500m per day, West Sussex based Tracmaster established for 25 years, is offering advice and equipment for safe snow and ice clearance.

Alex Pitt is a leading light in snow management and is available for interviews, comments and expert advice. He warns; “It is best to clear snow soon after it has fallen, since fresh snow is easier to remove. Ideally snow needs to be cleared before it turns to ice.”