ODOT searches for remedies to salt shortage

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio ( WKBN) — First News told you yesterday, the Ohio Department of Transportation didn’t find any takers to sell more road salt to the Buckeye State.

Well today, ODOT says it’s considering alternatives to stem the salt supply shortage in many cities.

The department plans to release more details this week on what those alternatives might be.

ODOT was looking to buy 150-thousand tons of salt for several communities– but NO salt companies bid on the contract.

Ohio has used more than 880-thousand tons of salt since the start of this unusually cold and snowy winter.


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