Slow start to winter means more salt available for roads

Posted at 5:12 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 17:12:41-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The slow start to winter this year means salt and sand supplies in West Michigan are nearly full. Officials in Kent, Barry, and Van Buren counties all say that less than five percent of their salt supply has been used this winter. This means they are ready for tomorrow's snowfall and beyond.

The Kent County Road Commission says the slow start to winter has given them time to work on warm weather projects later into the season, and is saving them money in areas besides salt usage. However, Jerry Byrne of the Kent County Road Commission says they could still go through their entire winter budget if the weather changes.