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Additional salt needed in preparation for weekend storm

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GEORGETOWN, Ind. (WDRB) -- Thousands of tons of salt have been used on Kentuckiana roads since Monday, but are road crews ready for a second round of snow?

The Floyd County Garage had about 1,500 tons of salt after treating the roads all week. Crew leader Ronnie Tuell has since ordered an additional 1,200 tons for this weekend.

“We've been running around the clock,” Tuell told WDRB News.

Running around the clock, clearing roads, and laying down salt ever since the beginning of the week.

“Yea, we've been pretty busy,” said Tuell.

In order to keep the roads safe, Tuell says his garage has used more than half of it's salt supply in the last week.

“We probably used maybe 1,500 to 2,000 tons in salt,” said Tuell. “We try to keep our barn full , but we used so much so quick this past weekend that we had to order more and we ordered it to make sure we have enough for this next snow coming in.”

Neighboring Indiana Counties, Harrison and Clark say it's salt supply is in good shape, stocking up at the beginning of the season.

It's a similar story on the other side of the Ohio River in Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it does not need any additional salt. In our area, its used about 16,000 tons of salt this week and has more than 51,000 tons left. Many garage officials say they learned from last year's winter, to be over prepared.

“Our barn was actually overrunning until this last snow cause we didn't have to use it so we had a lot in stock,” said Tuell.

Tuell hopes he won't have to use all the extra salt he's ordered for Floyd County, but will if it's necessary.

“We keep working at it, try and keep it as clean as we can keep it because we want the public to be as safe as they can be,” said Tuell.

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