Severe Winter Weather Brings Environmental Issues and Side Effects

SWS Environmental Services has geared up to support companies' environmental and related needs resulting from the intense late winter weather plaguing the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast United States.

Dallas, TX – Unseasonably cold weather has brought harmful consequences from the ice, snow, chemicals, salt and sand. Many people see large plow trucks laying down sand, salt and de-icing chemicals on roadways from small neighborhoods to the largest interstates. The air travel industries see deicing and an airplane slide off a runway spilling fuel and shutting down an entire major metropolitan airport from heavy snowfall.

In these conditions, it isn't unusual for SWS Environmental Services (SWSES) to provide unique or industry specific services to accommodate the circumstances. The airline industry for instance uses deicing fluids on their fleet. To ensure no runoff contaminates the ground or water supplies during the deicing process, the fluids drain into temporary containment areas and require proper transportation and disposal.

Other scenarios can vary greatly but may require the resources, equipment or personnel that only an emergency response company can provide. For example, SWSES is working to clear large amounts of ice using heavy equipment to ensure an ongoing spill cleanup project continues to move forward without compromising a dam that is integral to the cleanup process.

Businesses can rest assured, SWSES is able to provide continued 24 hour support in extreme winter weather. Services such as vacuum trucks, high pressure water blasting, dry product removal, tank and pipe cleaning are all available to ensure companies who deal with winter weather are able to avoid the environmental issues they may not have in their adverse weather operating plans.

For more information on how to achieve the best execution of business in winter weather avoiding incidents or responding to incidents, reach out by visiting, or email any questions or inquiries to

About SWSES:

SWSES is one of the largest, most diverse, and strategically positioned environmental services companies in the United States. Currently operating from 29 locations across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas, our service centers are equipped and ready to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether it's an emergency spill response, industrial services need, hazardous or non-hazardous waste issue, or complex remediation project, contact us at the location nearest you. 24-Hour Emergency Response: 877-742-4215

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