Monday, October 6, 2008

Pass The Salt

This is one of the places I have kept my eye on since the beginning of summer. I'm not sure what it's called, but its the place where the city of Toronto gets it road salt for the winter season and its also the place where they store it, before it is distributed across the city for use on the roads in the winter time. At the beginning of summer, there was more pavement then salt mountains. But the city has been busy all summer long preparing for the coming winter weather. Salt is shipped in on a great lake freighter. It is then dumped into huge mountains and then covered up with plastic to protect it from the elements. I took these shots last week. All the pavement area is now covered with salt mountains. Here is a bulldozer hard at work flattening the salt so it can be covered with a tarp.Now that is a lot of salt!Coming soon to a road near you!

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