DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – This endless winter has left many of our counties with a shortage of road salt, but now deliveries are finally making it to Ohio. The salt delivery Tuesday was a welcome sight to Montgomery County, but the county engineer had to fight for it.
The Montgomery County engineer facility on Little Richmond Road was busy unloading a 400 ton salt delivery. Ten days ago, the county had only 500 tons of salt left for its 315 miles of roadways.
After a stern letter to its salt supplier, the county engineer got a response. A supply came in and more is promised this week. If the county gets what it’s suppose to, it may be okay for the rest of the winter.
Paul Gruner, Montgomery County Engineer says, “They promise to deliver between 800 and 1,000 tons a day for the next week to get us to what we ordered which we had 5,000 tons in outstanding order. We’re looking for a big response this week which should put us, should carry us over for what may happen in March.”
Long term forecast models suggest a possible storm this weekend with mixed precipitation. 2 News asked Gruner if this supply will be enough to handle the precipitation this weekend and he said it should be enough.