Could warm-up ease salt shortage?

GREENE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — The puddles from the melting snow provide a splash of relief after days of sinking salt supplies.

“Hopefully this will give them a chance to catch up,” says Greene County Engineer Bob Geyer.

Greene County has about 300 tons worth left.  It has four times that amount on order.  Geyer says some of the salt finally got  shipped Monday, but they used much of it combating the freezing rain.

“What came back in went back out,” Geyer says.

Greene County is one of the many area communities living the salt life, wondering when shipments will come in and if they’ll have enough to make it through the winter.

“It makes the job a little harder because you don’t know how to plan for the next storm,” Geyer says.

After not hearing back from Cargill, one of the area’s major salt suppliers, we called them again Tuesday, but we still haven’t heard back.

At this point, the melting snow is a welcome sight for drivers, but winter is not yet in the rear view.

“Usually when you get one of these teasers it comes back and slaps you in the face so we’ll have to see how bad we get slapped next week,” Geyer says.

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