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HAMILTON COUNTY, OH (FOX19) -
All of this winter weather is really starting to take a toll
on salt supplies.
Some counties around the region are starting to see
shortages, including Hamilton County.
Despite Monday's blue skies and sunshine, winter is far from
over. But, take a look inside Hamilton County's salt domes, and you'd
think we're nearing the end of this winter season. As more and more snow
falls, demand for salt continues to outpace supplies.
"We have ordered salt from
our supplier, but so has everybody else. The supplies aren't coming in as
fast as we'd like to see," said Ted Hubbard, Hamilton County engineer.
Of the 11 salt domes Hamilton
Country draws from to treat their roads, they've only got a few thousand tons
left to make it through winter. To stretch that supply, they're mixing "grit"
"When we spread the salt and
sand mix, it gives traction. It doesn't melt the snow quite as fast as we
might like, but at least it gives you traction," said Hubbard.
Hubbard says Hamilton County
spends nearly $1 million a year on their salt supply to treat 1,500 miles of
roadways. This year, they bought more than 21,000 tons to take care of
that. Right now, they've got about 4,000 tons remaining.
"Right now we're at about
4,000, and we're mixing that with grit. So, that'll double the amount,"
Hubbard told FOX19.
Hubbard says they've got the
money in the budget to cover salt purchases, and financially, things are okay
right now. But, as the year goes on, that could change.
"Right now, we're
okay. But, if this were to continue, and we have a real brutal winter in
the second half of 2014, that could cause some issues," said Hubbard.
Hubbard says that during a typical snow season, they spend $2
million on salt, labor and equipment. At this point, he says they've
already topped that number.
FOX19 checked in with other area counties for their salt
situations. Clermont County has a low supply, and are expecting shipments
soon. Butler County's engineer tells FOX19 their supplies are okay, and
they're expecting more salt soon, too.
Saturday, August 30 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:57:07 GMT
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The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.Full Story >
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