Jessamine County city runs out of salt

By: Sam Smith Email
By: Sam Smith Email

WILMORE, Ky. (WKYT) - The city of Wilmore has no more salt. This winter storm finished off the last of it.

"We take great pride in being able to take great care of the city streets in Wilmore," said Director of Utilities and Public Works David Carlstedt.

He says the city doubled their use of salt this winter. That usage left their salt barn empty and they aren't alone.

"I called all my friends in public works in driving distance. Everybody is protecting what they have, " explained Carlstedt.

The city is using contractors to scrape more ground. It's all they can do at the moment, while they wait on a shipment of sand. The sand won't melt anything. It will provide traction while ice is on the ground.

"We will ask Jesus for warm days very soon," said Carlstedt.

The Jessamine County Road Department is very low on salt. They can only treat hills and slick spots on county roads.

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