Now that would be a welcome development--in my city of residence, we've had about 50" of snow this season, with 6-12" more scheduled over the next day or two.
A front-page article today describes how a certain inventor tries to develop non-solid alternatives to the ordinary, corrosive, plant-choking, ineffective-below-17-degrees rock salt. Named Steve Bytnar, this man in Colorado has so far concocted "a line of glass jars containing a colorful array of liquids," mostly with secret recipes. Known ingredients include "molasses, corn syrup, beet juice...residue from rum distillation...residue from ethanol distillation" and others (some less smelly!). Bytnar's final product so far: a liquid de-icer named Apex.