Road Salt http://wyso.org en Ohio Spends Another $2 Million For Road Salt http://wyso.org/post/ohio-spends-another-2-million-road-salt <p></p><p style="margin-top: 12px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 12px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio officials have approved spending another $2 million on road salt to replenish supplies used during the long, snowy winter.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:24:37 +0000 Associated Press 47560 at http://wyso.org Ohio Spends Another $2 Million For Road Salt ODOT: This Winter Is 'Record Smashing' http://wyso.org/post/odot-winter-record-smashing <p>Polar vortexes, lengthy cold snaps, blasting windchills…essentially it’s been a winter wonderland turned arctic nightmare for many in Ohio, especially motorists.</p><p>ODOT spokesman Steve Faulkner says he’s been tracking his department’s efforts to keep highways and streets clear and safe since the first snow event in mid-October.&nbsp; Flash-forward to late March, and what do state road crews have to show for it?</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:13:49 +0000 Ohio Public Radio 47274 at http://wyso.org ODOT: This Winter Is 'Record Smashing' Ohio May Use Twice The Usual Road Salt This Winter http://wyso.org/post/ohio-may-use-twice-usual-road-salt-winter <p>A spokesman says the Ohio Department of Transportation may end up using nearly twice as much road salt this season as it typically does for an average winter.</p><p>Spokesman Steve Faulkner says the agency uses 630 thousand tons of salt in an average winter. It had nearly that much on hand in October, before what has been an unusually cold, snowy season.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 46588 at http://wyso.org Snow, Ice And Potholes Plaguing Dayton Public Works Department http://wyso.org/post/snow-ice-and-potholes-plaguing-dayton-public-works-department <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-59e592e4-0469-543d-953b-847b3ea000af"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">As the Miami Valley continues to get pummeled with winter storms, the near-record amount of snow and ice creates multiple problems for public works departments.</span></span></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:19:41 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45538 at http://wyso.org Snow, Ice And Potholes Plaguing Dayton Public Works Department Heavy Snow Has Ohio Seeking More Road Salt http://wyso.org/post/heavy-snow-has-ohio-seeking-more-road-salt <p>Local governments in Ohio might get some help soon replenishing their dwindling road salt supplies.</p><p>The snow started early in Ohio and hasn't stopped yet, leading to a shortage of salt for treating roads. The Ohio Department of Transportation is nearing its purchasing limit on four contracts negotiated last summer with suppliers to provide the salt for the state and for local governments.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:15:56 +0000 Associated Press 45502 at http://wyso.org Heavy Snow Has Ohio Seeking More Road Salt