Counties measure salt supply midway through Winter

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN-TV) – Several more weeks of Winter are left and counties across the Miami Valley are preparing their resources and calculating whether they’ll make it through.

Across the Midwest, there has been a shortage in the salt supply, causing many counties in Ohio to sparingly use their salt.

We check in with several local counties to take a look at their numbers.

In Greene county, officials tell 2 NEWS they have 1,200 to 1,300 tons of salt left, which is about a quarter of what they started with for the Winter season.

Officials tell us they’re mixing it with limestone grit and beat heat to make it go farther, and aren’t too worried about running out.

Meanwhile, in Montgomery County, officials tell 2 NEWS they are in good shape.

They have 6,000 tons on hand, which they say is more than enough since they’ve been conserving a lot through the winter

In Miami County, we learned that the supplies are running low.

No exact numbers were given, but crews told us Wednesday, they are bringing in several more loads of salt and going into conservation mode. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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