12/01/2011 02:14 pm ET Updated Jan 31, 2012

Niles, Chicago Suburb, Will Use Beet Juice To Prevent Icy Roads

It's Dec. 1. Can snow be far away?

The Village of Niles is planning to combat it with a powerful arsenal of salt brine, calcium chloride and...beet juice. Niles will use an organic product made from beet juice to pre-treat roadways with an anti-icing agent before a storm hits, said Bob Pilat, a manager in the Public Services department.

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