ODOT preps for winter weather

CORTLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Workers with the Ohio Department of Transportation are inspecting snow plow trucks and monitoring salt supplies as they gear up for the winter driving season.

Justin Chesnic, ODOT spokesperson, said the last two winters were record-setting in terms of salt usage and money spent. The department used nearly 1 million tons of salt across the state.

Chesnic said they will continue to take salt deliveries through the next couple of weeks.

“Once we get to late October or early November, when we start seeing that inclement weather, we will basically be 100 percent full and ready to go,” Chesnic said.

Chesnic said salt is around $$65 to 70 dollars per ton this year, which is less than in past years.

The official first day of winter is December 21.

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