For the record

Sunday Star - - LOCAL -

A photo cap­tion on the front page of the Fri­day, Jan. 11, 2018, edi­tion of The Star Demo­crat should have read: The State High­way Ad­min­is­tra­tion’s dome on Ocean Gate­way in Easton, filled with salt, which is used to treat roads, is pic­tured on Thurs­day, Jan. 10.

The cap­tion as printed in­di­cated the salt “is used to de­thaw roads dur­ing win­ter events.”

The use of the non-stan­dard word de­thaw (to thaw or un­freeze and pos­si­bly the con­join­ing of de­frost and thaw) was con­fus­ing. And tech­ni­cally roads are not thawed. Salt is used to de-ice roads af­ter a snow­fall; salt brine is used be­fore a snow­fall as an anti-ic­ing mea­sure.

We apol­o­gize for the er­ror.

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