Pickaway County Working With Dwindling Salt Supply

UPDATED: Saturday February 15, 2014 7:52 PM

Despite the bright blue skies and beaming rays of sunshine over Circleville, there's still plenty of work to be done.

Pickaway County was under a level two snow emergency on Saturday morning after Friday's storm.

Steve Smith, Highway Superintendent for Pickaway County Engineers, said this winter has been brutal on manpower, equipment and especially measures to treat it.

"The salt supply has been a big concern all winter, we've had a lot of snow," Smith said.

With salt in such high demand in Central Ohio, Pickaway County had to wait four weeks for their next supply of 200 tons.

"Most of the salt comes from Columbus, has to come from the river or the lake on rail cars and I don't think the rail cars can keep up with as fast as they're hauling it out," he said.

Just one Pickaway County truck dumps an average of eight tons a run.

Pickaway County is expecting another salt delivery on Monday.

Smith says he's hoping the 150 additional tons will be enough to get them through the winter.

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