Conserving Salt for South Central Kentucky Roadways

By Kayla Vanover | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- It has been a strong winter in Kentucky and officials say we have used a lot of salt.

The Snow and Ice Management Team keeps track of the usage and stock is replenished every time it is used. The state typically uses 200,000 tons of salt each year. We've already used 300,000 tons, statewide, for 2014.

Our district's salt comes from Nashville and Indiana . Officials are preparing for South Central Kentucky to conserve on it's usage.

"The last order we placed was at the first of this week. We weren't able to get quite as much as we wanted. Therefore, we are anticipating maybe having some problems getting salt from our suppliers," said Wes Watt, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3.

So far, officials say our district has used 14,000 tons of salt since January 1, 2014.

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