What is the best type of ice-melt to use on your driveway?

Shovel, salt, a chemical mixture, or even kitty litter,  there are many ways to clear your driveway of snow and ice. 

If you are looking for a bargain ice-melt, sodium chloride/rock salt is your best bet, but it can damage your driveway and plants, and is also toxic for pets, according to Consumer Reports.

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To keep your pets safe choose urea/carbonyl diamide, magnesium chloride, or potassium chloride, according to Consumer Reports. 

News Center 7 consumer reporter Rachel Murray is talking to experts to find out the best tactic to clear snow and ice for the temperature and conditions.

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Weigh in with your go-to driveway cleaning method in this twitter pole, 

https://twitter.com/RMurrayWHIO/status/961249755090300934 or leave a comment on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RachelMurrayWHIO/posts/1574603372594328

Watch the story tonight on WHIO-TV at 5pm. 


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