All they need is a big plate of spaghetti
Drivers in Ankeny, Iowa, may suddenly develop an urge to eat Italian food as they traverse the town’s roads this winter.
City crews have been using 18,000 pounds of garlic salt, donated by locally based spice producer Tone Brothers, Inc., to melt snow, Public Works Administrator Al Olson told the Associated Press (AP).
When mixed with regular salt, the garlic salt is just as effective in keeping the roads cleared, Olson said. Although some members of the city’s road crews have said the smell of the salt makes them hungry, Olson told AP that he would not recommend sprinkling any of it on a plate of pasta.