Well, it seems that salt and metal don’t really get along. To meltdown the snow and ice on a landmark such as the Eiffel Tower, one could not content themselves to a shovel and salt procedure.
As to do so, Twitter shared a video online, this week. The Eiffel Tower posted this special ice-removal process after snowy weather in Paris.
When “Winter is Coming,” all floors of the Eiffel Tower get somewhat covered with ice. To bring it down, they need to use a blowtorch. Why? because Ice-control salt is too corrosive for the metal. They don’t really get along.
As snow poured down on Paris, city officials encouraged parents to keep their children at home and to take further care on the roads.
Europe has faced snow more than the year before since the beginning of the week. Parts such as central and northern Europe, have been buried under below-freezing temperature and snowfall. However, in the Netherlands, all odds seem to be in their favour. Some residents took up old traditions and went ice-skating on frozen canals.
Accuweather forecasters have predicted that most of Europe will soon be stuck in a longer-than-average winter this year as “Jon Snow” kept reminding us. This cold temperature is likely to continue well into spring. Europe is currently undergoing one of its snowiest winters in the last five years. The winter chill is expected to linger from Ireland to southern Scandinavia, Germany and western Poland until at least March.