Constant weather has Scott County salt running low

After several weeks of nearly constant weather, Scott County

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - Like most county road supervisors in Central Kentucky, Scott County's JR Brandenburg has had a crazy couple of months.

"One of the worst I've seen for a long time. We've been out to spread salt 20 sometimes since it started around Thanksgiving," he said.

'Brandenburg's got 275 lane miles of road to cover throughout Scott County that have to be treated twice during a storm. His department isn't the only one using that salt.

"The school system, Parks and Recreation, Sadieville, Mallard Point. We've got to try and keep a supply for all of these different people. They depend on us and it's getting to the point where it's real tough," he said.

Brandenburg says his department is down to between 600 and 700 tons. He says it takes about 150 tons to make a run through the county during a storm. He ordered more salt a month ago, but he has no idea when it might come.

"Talked to the supplier twice this morning. They cannot guarantee any kind of shipment or deliveries," he said.

Staring down the barrel of of more potential winter weather over the next week, he's hoping for the best. Brandenburg says he can get some salt from the state, but that amount would just be a drop in the bucket.


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