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Road crews deal with salt shortage in latest weather battle

By: Tanner Hesterberg Email
By: Tanner Hesterberg Email

JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - The latest blast of wintry weather made the jobs of road crews more difficult as they dealt with a shortage of salt.

Road conditions have been a little worse during this winter storm as they try to conserve salt and rely more on plows.

"It does make a lot of difference because salt is a melting agent and it does away with the snow," Ky. Transportation Cabinet District 10 spokesman H.B. Elkins said. "But when you're plowing, you're just relying on what the snow plow can push off the road."

Some folks like Jesse Miller of Jackson found ways to beat the bad roads.

"Where I live up there we got a real bad hill and they haven't scraped it yet," Miller said. "So I got the four-wheeler out. I'd rather take a chance on the four-wheeler than wreck my truck. So I ran out and grabbed some pop right quick before heading back home."

Transportation officials advise to stay off the roads unless it's an emergency.


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