State transportation cabinet keeping watch on salt supply

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - State highway crews are prepared for another round of snow duty as a winter storm is expected to cross the region this afternoon.

Michael Williams, the Snow & Ice Program Coordinator for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, says that right now they're doing okay with the salt supply.

With the next storm system going through, they're going to be taking a conservation approach. They're also considering mixing salt with sand to stretch the supply further.

"We haven't had issues thus far, so to speak. We are concerned about the remaining amount of time that we have for winter," said Williams.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has 123 tons of salt right now, spread between the 12 road districts. So far this year, they've used more than 340 tons of salt statewide.

KTC gets the salt from three different companies, mainly in the Gulf area. With the demand for salt nationwide, the process of getting salt has been slower than usual.

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