Thursday, October 02 2008
Vanderburgh County residents can rest assured that the roads this winter will be treated. The City Council took a shortcut through the appropriation process and opened the way to buy 3,000 tons of salt. Last winter's heavy snow and ice storms created the shortage, causing prices to rise from $45.27 per ton as recently as April. Highway Superintendent Mike Duckworth said he "looked everywhere" for salt before discovering that a Pennsylvania chemical company will ship salt in from Brazil in order to service counties and municipalities that need it. One of the barge loads will travel the Ohio River later this month.
To read the full article, go to http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/oct/02/council-finds-bitter-pill-in-winter-salt/.