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New Bedford uses magnesium chloride treatment during storm

The snow is still on the ground, but the roads were clear in New Bedford Monday night. (WJAR)

The snow is still on the ground, but the roads were clear in New Bedford Monday night.

The city said a new magnesium chloride treatment allowed them to clean up much faster during the weekend storm.

New Bedford Highway Superintendent Richard Correira said it also works when it gets too cold for salt.

New Bedford residents said they are happy with the effects.

Several people stopped to thank the mayor before and during an NBC 10 News interview.

He says last year's mistakes led up to the snow removal upgrade.

But Mayor Jon Mitchell warned that the storm was pretty mild. He also said it isn't a magic mixture.

The true test will come when the city sees a bigger storm, he said.

View the video above to learn more about how New Bedford said the treatment will help the city save money.

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