Departments have road salt piling up because of mild winters
DeKALB – Salt domes throughout DeKalb County are overflowing after a mild 2012 and only minor icing in 2013.
While the county and many municipalities and townships had hundreds of tons of salt left from the 2012 winter, officials still ordered tens of thousands of dollars worth of salt to take advantage of lower prices and build stockpiles.
DeKalb County Engineer Nathan Schwartz said road officials need to play somewhat of a guessing game when it comes to ordering salt because contract orders are due by March before the next winter. Once contracts are submitted, the purchaser must take at least 80 percent of what was ordered.
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