Powell Co. using gravel after salt runs out

POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - While many counties say they're running low on salt, one county says it has none left. Powell County's Judge-Executive says this winter has drained their salt supply.

"Pretty much an ongoing battle all winter and I guess it's one of worst winter I remember in my lifetime," says James Anderson.

When Powell County ran out, they say their call for a refill went unanswered.

"We're in the situation now where we've got some, it's to be delivered but that's not going to do us any good if we have the potential events we're going to have this weekend," says Anderson.

With no salt on the way, crews will be spreading gravel on the roads instead.

"Definitely not going to work as well as the salt we need, but we'll do our best to keep the roads passable," says Anderson.

Anderson says, even when they had salt, they were taking extraordinary steps to keep people safe.

"We've helped take medicine in and out or people have doctors visits, get them in and out, but that still doesn't leave them with the ability to get in and out," says Anderson.


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