Icy temperatures across the Midwest and Northeast pose a concern for those who can’t afford to let a little chill stop them in their tracks.Read More
Heyl & Patterson Blog
Bitterly cold temperatures keep people indoors, but it's largely business as usual for the unloading of bulk materials. Even in the extreme cold, the work still needs to be done. As temperatures drop, materials such as coal, coke, lignite, iron ore and wood chips tend to clump together as the water moisture they contain turns to ice. In the case of coal, a load can freeze nearly solid if the haul is more than one day away from its receiving station.